Hot Topics webinars: OverDrive E-Books & Audiobooks

Forgot to register before the holidays?  Space is still available in our two Hot Topics webinars on OverDrive… register for both today!

 

Hot Topics: E-Books! Putting OverDrive E-Books onto eReaders: A Guide For Library Staff

Wed., Jan. 11, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Hot Topics: Audiobooks! Putting OverDrive Audiobooks onto Portable Players: A Guide For Library Staff

Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Audiobooks and E-Books

 

OverDrive audiobooks & ebooks are popular with library patrons. But many of them have a hard time putting it all together: finding available e-books or audiobooks on the digital download site and then transferring them to their PC, e-reader, or listening devices. With information presented by TBLC’s own resident genius & System Administrator Al Carlson, these two webinars will equip public service staff of all library types with the skills they need to assist patrons at any stage of the process.

 

 

Topics include:

  • Finding immediately available audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) on an OverDrive site, installing Adobe Digital Editions and creating an Adobe identity.
  • Downloading audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) to a PC, and transferring (sideloading) them to e-readers/listening devices.
  • Direct downloads to smart phones, iPads, and other web-enabled devices.

Register for both webinars today!

Hot Topics: OverDrive E-Books & Audiobooks Webinar Series

Introducing two new Hot Topics webinars on OverDrive… register for both today!

Hot Topics: E-Books! Putting OverDrive E-Books onto eReaders: A Guide For Library Staff

Wed., Jan. 11, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Hot Topics: Audiobooks! Putting OverDrive Audiobooks onto Portable Players: A Guide For Library Staff

Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Audiobooks and E-Books

 

OverDrive audiobooks & ebooks are popular with library patrons. But many of them have a hard time putting it all together: finding available e-books or audiobooks on the digital download site and then transferring them to their PC, e-reader, or listening devices. With information presented by TBLC’s own resident genius & System Administrator Al Carlson, these two webinars will equip public service staff of all library types with the skills they need to assist patrons at any stage of the process.

 

 

Topics include:

  • Finding immediately available audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) on an OverDrive site, installing Adobe Digital Editions and creating an Adobe identity.
  • Downloading audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) to a PC, and transferring (sideloading) them to e-readers/listening devices.
  • Direct downloads to smart phones, iPads, and other web-enabled devices.

Register for both webinars today!

Seeking Synchronicity Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference (OCLC research report webinar) and AaL facilitated discussion

OCLC Research in partnership with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey pulled over five years of virtual reference research into a summary with specific and actionable suggestions in Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference.

Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference

an OCLC research report webinar

DATE: January 31, 2012

TIME: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  (EST)

LOCATION: OCLC’s Online Classroom

and

an Ask a Librarian facilitated conversation

DATE: February 1, 2012

TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am  (EST)

LOCATION: TBLC’s Online Classroom

On January 31, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST), co-authors Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC Research) and Marie L Radford (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey) will review the report’s findings and address topics such as:

·         The exaggerated death of ready reference
·         The importance of query clarification in Virtual Reference
·         Boosting accuracy and building better relationships in Virtual Reference
·         Learning from Virtual Reference transcripts
·         Convenience as a “hook” to draw users to Virtual Reference
·         Generational differences in how people perceive reference interactions and determine success
·         The need for more and improved marketing of Virtual Reference

For more information about the Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference report click here.

To register with OCLC for the January 31st webinar click here.

After this OCLC-sponsored webinar, participants are invited to return on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. when Ask-a-Librarian staff facilitates a continuing discussion among Florida librarians.  For more information about the discussion session and to register click here.

Space is still available for our Hot Topics: Gale (FEL) Resource webinar!

Feeling lost? Get some tips and tricks!Space is still available!

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!

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

Current webinars

Space is still available in the following Ask a Librarian webinars:  
 
Site Coordinator Training: KnowledgeBase and Portal Page Editing
Information in the KnowledgeBase is vital to Ask a Librarian’s success. In this webinar, site coordinators learn how to keep KnowledgeBase information up-to-date and add announcements to portal pages.
Wed., Nov. 2, 10-11 am ET
 
Ask a Librarian Online: Introductory Training Series
Site coordinators: do you have new staff needing introductory training? Sign them up for this fully-online training series specific to those without previous Ask a Librarian training.
Wed., Nov. 9 and 16, 2-4/2-3:30 pm ET (registrants attend both sessions)

Ask a Librarian Email Webinar
Join this brief webinar to learn about using e-mail inside the Agent Console. This is not only valuable for those libraries currently using Ask a Librarian email, but also those systems who use their own but would like to see just how the AaL email works.
Thurs., Nov. 10, 10-11 am ET

Ask a Librarian 1.5-Hour Refresher Training
Everyone can benefit from a refresher… previously-trained staff will relearn the basics of chat and texting with this 1.5 hour webinar.
Thurs., Dec. 1, 10-11:30 am ET

Hot Topics Ebooks! Putting OverDrive eBooks onto eReaders: A Guide For Library Staff
TBLC’s Al Carlson will equip public service staff with the skills they need to assist patrons with adding OverDrive e-books to e-readers. Don’t forget to sign up for Al’s OverDrive audiobooks webinar, too!
Wed., Jan. 11, 2-3 pm ET

Hot Topics Audiobooks! Putting OverDrive Audiobooks onto Portable Players: A Guide For Library Staff
TBLC’s Al Carlson will equip public service staff with the skills they need to assist patrons with adding OverDrive audiobooks to portable players. Don’t forget to sign up for Al’s OverDrive e-books webinar, too!
Wed., Jan. 18, 2-3 pm ET
 
For more information or to register for any of these, please visit: http://www.tblc.org/ws_classes.php?statewide=YES#firstMatch

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

Refresher Webinar

Space is still available in our brief webinar designed to help you brush-up on both chat and texting in the Ask a Librarian software. Are you in need of a refresher? Does texting have you confused? If so, this workshop will help you regain your footing in staffing Ask a Librarian.

Ask a Librarian 1.5-hour Refresher Webinar
Wed., Sept. 7, 2011
10-11:30 am ET

To register, please visit: http://www.tblc.org/ws_info.php?ws=1577

Email Workshop – Register Today!

Space is still available in next week’s Ask a Librarian Email webinar on Tues., Aug. 2 at 10 am ET.  If you need a refresher on answering emails in the agent console for your library system, or if you currently utilize your own email system but would like a sneak-peek on how email works inside the Ask a Librarian console, please sign up today.  (Registration closes at noon on July 28.)  

To register, please visit: http://www.tblc.org/ws_info.php?ws=1511