FEL Training from the State Library of Florida

This is just a friendly reminder that the State Library of Florida offers terrific on-demand and live webinar training opportunities (in-person by request) on Florida Electronic Library resources.

“The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.”

Register Today!

Check out these upcoming trainings:

The New Demographics Now: Sep 18, 2012 11:00 am
FEL Resources and the Common Core: Sep 19, 2012 8:30 am
Finding Online Resources For Library Programming: Sep 24, 2012 3:30 pm
FEL Homework Help Resources: Sep 25, 2012 12:00 pm
FEL Health Resources: Oct 1, 2012 1:00 pm
The New Demographics Now: Oct 17, 2012 1:00 pm

Register Today! FEL on the Statewide Desk: A Staff Webinar Series

Introducing a series to help you help patrons on the statewide Ask a Librarian desks…

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FEL on the Statewide Desk:  A Staff Webinar Series

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FEL on the Statewide Desk: PowerSearch
Monday, August 27, 1-2p ET

Put that aspirin away! With Gale PowerSearch, you can instantly access periodical and reference content in multiple Gale resources from a single starting point, while also cross-searching eBooks in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Discover the powerful features available to you and patrons across Florida in this informative webinar.

FEL on the Statewide Desk: Academic OneFile
Monday, September 10, 1-2p ET

Are you looking for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference resources? With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive – explore this incredible resource and find out how Academic OneFile can help you help patrons.

FEL on the Statewide Desk: Business Resources
Monday, September 17, 1-2p ET

Do you know how to access costly investment reports or sample business plans? Did you know that Demographics Now can help patrons decide where and what types of businesses are needed in your community, or that Gale Virtual Reference Library has a great selection of business/career e-books? This course will explain all those tools and more!

FEL on the Statewide Desk: Homework Help
Monday, September 24, 1-2p ET

Looking for a little help with those “homework help” questions? Look no further! Learn all about the best FEL resources to assist elementary, middle, and high school students with homework assignments. Attendees will be taught the most effective and efficient search strategies to obtain the best set of search results for student questions and research.
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Register today, and let the Florida Electronic Library help you better serve our Florida state residents!

Last Chance to Register! Gale, eBooks, & You Webinar

Time is running out!

Sign up now to reserve your space in this timely webinar on nonfiction ebooks in the new GVRL interface.

Gale, eBooks, & You: The New Interface of the Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thursday, May 17, 2-3 pm ET

With electronic reference books from Gale and their publishing partners, you can help your patrons instantly access nonfiction eBooks (with any Internet-connected device) through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The GVRL is one of many incredible resources available through the Florida Electronic Library… but there’s a new interface in town!

Learn about the Gale Virtual Reference Library and how to utilize its new interface to best help your library patrons in this webinar taught by Julie Pepera of Gale-Cengage.

Last Chance Webinars in Ask a Librarian

My Virtual Community: Reaching out to your Local Patrons through the Local Desk
Monday, April 30, 2012 (registration closing soon!)
10-11 am ET

Gale, eBooks, & You: The New Interface of the Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thursday, May 17, 2012
2-3 pm ET

High Anxiety: Increasing your Comfort Level on the Statewide Desk
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
10-11 am ET

E-Gov and the Get Help Florida Website
Monday, June 11, 2012
2-3 pm ET

Time is ticking for these upcoming webinars, so why risk it? Register today!

Gale, eBooks, and You… Register Today!

Don’t miss out! Sign up now to reserve your space in this timely webinar on nonfiction ebooks in the new GVRL interface.

Gale, eBooks, & You: The New Interface of the Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thursday, May 17, 2-3 pm ET

With electronic reference books from Gale and their publishing partners, you can help your patrons instantly access nonfiction eBooks (with any Internet-connected device) through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The GVRL is one of many incredible resources available through the Florida Electronic Library… but there’s a new interface in town!

Learn about the Gale Virtual Reference Library and how to utilize its new interface to best help your library patrons in this webinar taught by Julie Pepera of Gale-Cengage.

Register now for our Hot Topics: Gale Resources (FEL) Webinar!

Feeling lost? Get some tips and tricks!Hot Topics: Gale (FEL) Resource Tips and Tricks in Ask a Librarian

Tues., Dec. 6, 2-3 pm ET

Have you been utilizing the Gale resource (FEL) links in the Ask a Librarian agent console?  How about some tips and tricks for navigating through the databases and making your search strategies even more efficient?
 
Julie Pepera from Gale Cengage will cover the Gale resources available to you through the Florida Electronic Library. This session has been specially designed for the Ask A Librarian group to focus on using tools in the Gale resources to streamline chat reference questions. A variety of different subject areas and assisting patrons and students from different backgrounds will be discussed. 

   Click here to register today!  

FEL Training through the State Library

This is just a friendly reminder that the State Library of Florida offers terrific on-demand and live webinar training opportunities (in-person by request) on Florida Electronic Library resources through this link:  http://www.flelibrary.org/training/

“The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.”

They offer training on many topics:

Getting Started with FEL/Gale Resources
FEL/Gale Resources and Mobile Access
Gale Databases – Behind the Scenes
Homework Help Using FEL Resources
Integrating eResources into the Classroom
The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Business Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Health Resources

Have a great weekend –
Traci

LSTA Long Range Plan evaluation survey

Please consider participating in this valuable LSTA survey from the State Library, as described below. If you have questions about the LSTA evaluation, please contact Sondra Taylor-Furbee at Sondra.Furbee@DOS.MyFlorida.com.  If you have questions about the survey, please contact Karen Strege at kstrege@msn.com. Please read on for further details:

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The Division of Library and Information Services is conducting an evaluation of the use of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, as specified in the Division’s LSTA Long-Range Plan, 2008 -2012. As part of this evaluation, we invite you to complete a survey developed by Nancy Bolt and Associates designed for library staff members from all types of libraries. This survey asks for your opinions about all aspects of the Division’s LSTA program and for your views about the use of these funds in the upcoming years.

Please complete the survey and share the following survey link with other staff members in your library.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VPVHM7B

The time it will take you to complete the survey will depend on how many of the survey sections you answer. The deadline for survey responses is November 7, 2011.

If you have questions about the LSTA evaluation, please contact Sondra Taylor-Furbee at Sondra.Furbee@DOS.MyFlorida.com. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Karen Strege at kstrege@msn.com.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Judith A. Ring
Division Director
Department of State
Division of Library and Information Services
R.A.Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399-0250
850.245.6600
judi.ring@dos.myflorida.com

The evaluation of the current plan and the development of the new five-year LSTA plan is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

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FEL Training through the State Library

This is just a friendly reminder that the State Library of Florida offers terrific on-demand and live webinar training opportunities (in-person by request) on Florida Electronic Library resources through this link:
http://www.flelibrary.org/training/

“The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.”

They offer training on many topics:
FEL/Gale Resources and Mobile Access
Gale Databases – Behind the Scenes
Homework Help Using FEL Resources
Integrating eResources into the Classroom
Research for Media Specialists
Small Business Help Using FEL Resources
The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Business Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Health Resources
 

Have a great weekend!
Traci

Reader’s Advisory Using the Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style. Choose from on demand, live webinar or on-site in your library.
Reader’s Advisory Using the Florida Electronic Library

This course will provide attendees with an overview of FEL’s new resource – Books & Authors, which provides reader’s advisory for children’s, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction. Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today’s Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. At the same time, its meticulously edited database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information. The instructor will demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively get the most out of Books & Authors.

This session is ideal for all library staff.
· Live webinar Monday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m.
· Live webinar Friday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:
· The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview
· Homework Help: Using FEL Resources
· Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
· A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources
· FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
· The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
· Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
· Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

Stephanie F. Race
Division of Library and Information Services
R.A. Gray Building, 2nd Floor North
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
sfrace@dos.state.fl.us
850.245.6630 voice
850.245.6643 fax

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