TexShare Training

Face-to-face Workshops | TexShare Training In a Box

Upcoming Vendor Webinars | Archived Webinars

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TexShare Update Webinars

TexShare Update: Strategic Plans, Budget, and More SBEC logo
September 28, 2016

Join us for a TexShare Update session for timely updates about the TexShare program. This month we will have an opportunity to hear from Mark Smith, Director and State Librarian, about the results of TexShare and resource sharing strategic planning sessions held over the past year and how they have impacted the state library’s budget request for the 2018-2019 biennium.

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0.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)


Vendor Contacts for Training

Vendor Training Contact Phone
AMDigital Ben Cartwright 312-445-6290
EBSCO Lisa Dennis 800-653-2726  x2087
Gale LuAnn Harrison 800-877-4253
LearningExpress Shana Ashwood 800-295-9556  x6433 
ProQuest Arta Kabashi 940-999-0927
TexShare Russlene Waukechon 800-252-9386


Upcoming Face-to-face Workshops


Classes from August 15 - 16, 2017

Bring books to life!
From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand reading experiences for all patrons and students.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read by homeschoolers and supporting literature exploration for all patrons.


  • Meet-the Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs
  • Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers, vocab.com, interviews, links
  • Author Specific Resources
  • Create custom reading lists to enhance programs and displays
  • Sharing Tools support Reader’s Advisory

CE Credit: 3 TSLAC CE hours

Target Audience: Any TexShare library – particularly youth services staff, reference staff in public libraries and academic education libraries

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Your New TexShare Resources from Gale

Classes from Feb 22 - May 17, 2017

In this workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about integrating TexShare’s new Gale resources, Science In Context, LegalForms, and Gale Literary Sources into your library. Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. We’ll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more. LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. It offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. These forms are "attorney forms" -- officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit users’ needs by simply "filling in the blanks" with relevant and accurate information. We'll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more. Gale Literary Sources replaces Artemis Literary Sources as your cross-search tool for your collection of Gale literature databases. It’s a great one-stop shopping source for all your literature research needs with an updated, streamlined, mobile-friendly interface. This workshop will be led by Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, who likes an interactive session so bring your questions and reference needs!

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2 TSLAC CE hours


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Upcoming Vendor-based Webinars


EBSCO - TEXSHARE ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2016-2017                  

  • All sessions will be set up for online registrations and automatically approved
  • All sessions will be recorded/archived for at least one year
  • All sessions listed as RAPID RESULTS are scheduled to last 30 minutes
  • All NON RAPID RESULTS sessions are scheduled for one hour
  • All sessions will highlight resources from TexShare and start from the TexShare Portal.

Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
May 11, 2017. 1:00-2:00 PM CST

This center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. This is a fun resource that provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines and books covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use this great addition to your online library.

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Pronunciator for Native American Languages (30 minutes)
June 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Pronunciator's Course Designer includes support for over 700 Native American languages. Native speakers of any of these languages can use the Course Designer to create and deploy courses, small or large, to their communities. Join us as we review the user interface of the Course Designer, and demonstrate how to begin creating a course in a Native American language.

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Pronunciator Offline Options (Phrasebooks and Audio Lessons) (30 minutes)
July 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Pronunciator has over 20,000 hours of audio lessons, and over 4,000 downloadable phrasebooks in PDF format. Join us for this overview of both of these resources, which can be used in either online or offline mode.

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Pronunciator Accessibility Options (30 minutes)
August 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Join us for this overview of accessibility options in Pronunciator's web-based and mobile-based apps. We will review available options and cover their key features.

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Pronunciator Power User Tips and Tricks (30 minutes)
September 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Come join us for an overview of Pronunciator's power user tips and tricks. We'll cover the various ways that you and your patrons can get the most out of this in-depth resource.

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TexShare Training in a Box

Basic Homework Help

All the elements an instructor needs to conduct a 3-hour class on using the TexShare Databases to help K-12 students with homework-related questions.

Instructor Guide (PDF 883K)

Participant Guide (PDF 903K)

Homework Help Lesson 1 - covers the search process
Homework Help Lesson 2 - covers common databases for homework
Assessment - practice questions
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Basic TexShare Reference

All the elements an instructor needs to conduct a 3-hour class on using the TexShare Databases for Basic Reference. This course is geared towards staff members with little knowledge of databases.

Instructor Guide (Word |PDF)

Participant Guide (Word |PDF)

Basic Reference Lesson 1 - covers the search process
Basic Reference Lesson 2 - covers common databases for reference
Assessment - practice questions
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