TexShare Training

TexShare Update Webinars | Upcoming Face-to-face Workshops | Archived Webinars | Training In a Box

 

Upcoming Vendor Webinars - EBSCO | Gale | Pronunciator | Teaching Books

 

 

TexShare Update Webinars

 

TexShare Update: Strategic Plans, Budget, and More SBEC logo

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 Jones 800-653-2726  x2012
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

 

TeachingBooks.net Database Training

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.

Agenda:

  • 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

Visit this page for more information and to register

3 TSLAC CE hours

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Discover Ebrary: e-Libro and SciTech ProQuest TexShare Collection

This 3 hour face to face course will cover in depth ProQuest ebook collections that are now part of the TexShare program: Ebook Science and Technology collection, and E-Libro. Come learn strategies on how to best navigate these collections, and better prepare to serve your patrons. Whether you’re a public or academic librarian who wants to support STEM education goals, this session is for you. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.

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3 TSLAC CE hours

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Your New TexShare Resources from Gale

In this workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about integrating TexShare’s new Gale resources, Science In Context and LegalForms, 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. This workshop will be led by Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, who likes an interactive session so bring your questions and reference needs!

Visit this page for more information and to register

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.
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Homework Help and School Outreach *New Way to Search using Explora
October 19, 2016. 10:00-11:00 AM CST

Public Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach for an overview of the key features and functionality in the NEW Explora interfaces for public libraries.  We will explore reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool in the first half.  The second half is for database administrators or those who would like to view key areas of customization available in Explora for your library using the EBSCO Administration tool.  Bring your questions and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Using the Small Business Reference Center - RAPID RESULTS
November 2, 2016. 11:30-Noon CST

Join us during this 30 minute session to browse full-text books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding.  We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration
December 14, 2016. 1:00-2:00 PM CST

This session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. We’ll look at key customizations for EBSCOhost, Explora and your other interfaces including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing branding; creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports.  We will also discuss cleaning up your list of profiles so that it is easier to manage your resources.

(Note:  If you would like to have a one-on-one session to discuss these options for your library account please contact Lisa Jones, ljones@ebsco.com, to set up a customized overview and clean-up session for your library.)

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Job and Career Accelerator
January 19, 2017. 10:00-11:00 AM CST

Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern day job search, from exploring occupations and up-to-the-minute job postings, to creating the tools necessary to get hired using our award-winning resume and cover letter builders. We will review the updated user interface and cover key platform enhancements.

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Health Resources—New Year = New You! - RAPID RESULTS
January 25, 2017. 10:00-10:30 AM CST

The New Year is here and there are great health resources that hold up-to-date information for your users to get closer to their health resolutions.  Join us to explore the content found in Health Source and MasterFILE where we will use varied search terms to find articles from a variety of magazines.  Items from Shape, Vibrant Life, Better Nutrition, Men’s Health, Fit Pregnancy, Yoga Journal, Psychology Today, Journal on Active Aging and many more will be found.  Finding articles to print that will compliment your New Year’s displays is a great use of your online resources.  This and other ways to share these resources will be demonstrated in this 30-minute session.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Exploring Literary Reference Center - RAPID RESULTS
February 23, 2017. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST

This unique center contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present.  LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this 30-minute workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Searching Your Newspaper Collection - RAPID RESULTS
March 7, 2017. 2:00-2:30 PM CST

Local, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this 30-minute session.  Articles from USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more will be found.  Advanced searching features will be covered to include searching the full-text of the articles and setting up search alerts.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics to class and we will discover new ways to use this great resource.

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Do it Yourself: Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair
April 6, 2017. 10:00-11:00 AM CST

Let’s search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. We’ll explore images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.  Topics covered include remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects and more.  We will also cover the Small Engine Reference Center that holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines.  Find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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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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GALE CENGAGE GROUP - TEXSHARE ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2016-2017   

Getting to Know Gale's Science In Context

Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale's Science In Context? Then this session is for you! Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. In this session, 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!

Dates:
November 14, 2016. 2:00-2:30 PM CST
January 23, 2017. 3:00-3:30 PM CST
February 16, 2017. 12:00-12:30 PM CST

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Getting to Know Gale's LegalForms

Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale's LegalForms? Then this session is for you! Gale 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. Completed sample forms are also included. We'll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine the additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more!

Dates Offered:
November 28, 2016. 2:00-2:30 PM CST
January 17, 2017. 11:00-11:30 AM CST
February 6, 2017. 2:00-2:30 PM CST

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PRONUNCIATOR - TEXSHARE ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2016-2017      

Pronunciator Overview (1 hour)
November 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

Join us for a tour of TexShare's new Pronunciator subscription. This powerful language-learning resource includes 80 languages, English taught in 51 languages, a citizenship preparation course, a healthcare course, plus drills/quizzes, films, music, audio lessons, and much more. We will review the user interface and cover key features.

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Pronunciator for English Language Learners (30 minutes)
December 2, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Join us for a tour of Pronunciator's ELL resources. Pronunciator's English course is taught in 51 languages and uses over 50,000 instructional phrases. We will review the user interface and cover key features.

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ProCitizen (30 minutes)
January 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Hop aboard a tour of ProCitizen, Pronunciator's citizenship preparation course. With 100 instructional videos, drills, and quizzes, ProCitizen is specifically designed to help your patrons succeed on the USCIS Naturalization Test. We will review the user interface, discuss ways to access, and cover the key features.

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ProLive (30 minutes)
February 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Pronunciator's ProLive is an ongoing series of live conversation classes for small groups (maximum 5 people per session) led by native speakers in a variety of languages. Join us for a tour of ProLive. We will review the user interface, discuss ways to access, and cover the key features.

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Pronunciator Healthcare Course (30 minutes)
March 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Join us to learn about Pronunciator's Healthcare course. The six-week course is self-paced, available in 63 languages, and is designed to help front-line healthcare providers, patients, and their families better communicate. We will cover the user interface and key features.

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Promoting Pronunciator in Your Library (30 minutes)
April 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

Join us as we share best practices for promoting Pronunciator (and ProCitizen and ProLive) in your library. We will cover promotional items and strategies for spreading the word.

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Pronunciator's Course Designer (30 minutes)
May 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

The Course Designer is a powerful tool for teachers to create full-featured language courses, small or large, for their students. Join us as we review the user interface of the Course Designer, and cover key features.

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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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TEACHING BOOKS ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2016-2017      

Supporting Homeschoolers: Session One - Got Books? Bring The to Life! Sharing Book & Author Resources (1 hour)
November 17, 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST

From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students.

Agenda:

·         Meet-the-Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs

·         Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers, vocab.com, interviews, links

·         Author Studies: author page layout

·         Discover the titles you teach and explore the resources

·         Sharing Tools & Custom Reading Lists

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Supporting Homeschoolers: Session Two -- Literacy Connections Across Content Areas (1 hour)
November 29, 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Learning Objective:  Strengthen literacy with subject area connections using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net.

Agenda:

Overview:  What is TeachingBooks.net

Literacy Connections:  Author Studies, Literacy connections for math and science....

Developing Custom Reading Lists: Anchor Texts, STEAM Lists…

Sharing Resources

Award Winner Diverse Titles and Lists

Text Complexity Toolkit and Rubric

 

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Public Library Programming: Session One - Create and Share Customized Lists of Resources (1 hour)
January 12, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Build custom reading lists and utilize booklists for the titles read in your classroom – and learn how to share these materials directly with your students and colleagues. Then analyze your reading lists using text complexity tools to support your differentiation work.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will know how to implement custom reading lists with colleagues, students and families.

Agenda:

·         Overview of Resources: Movies, Interviews, Book Trailers, Pronunciations, Lesson Plans and more.

·         Developing Custom Reading Lists

·         Sharing lists to connect resources with colleagues, students and families.

·         Modifying and Analyzing Lists with the differentiation report

 

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Public Library Programming: Session Two - Building Literacy Around Diverse Texts & Authors (1 hour)
January 18, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Discover resources to support the integration of award-winning diverse texts and authors into your classroom/library curriculum.  

Learning Objective:  Attendees will leave this session armed with specific resources and strategies with the potential to enrich their literacy work with global perspectives.

Agenda:

·         Book/Author Resource Pages: integration strategies

·         Booklists - award-winning diverse texts

 

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Public Library Programming: Session Three - Support for Summer Reading Programs! (1 hour)
January 26, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Learning Objective:  Create Custom Reading Lists to share with students and families for summer reading programs..

Please join us for a 30 minute webinar, highlighting ready to use and custom reading lists.  We will share practical examples you can use in your libraries to support summer reading programs.

Agenda:

Introduction and Overview

Summer Reading Programs

Customized Reading Lists

Sharing with Students and Community

Questions

 

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Archived Training Webinars

American Indian Histories & Cultures and American West Watch Here Adam Matthew
LearningExpress Library Plus Training for TexShare Watch Here! EBSCO/ LearningExpress
Using the Small Business Reference Center Watch Here! EBSCO
Health Resources -- New Year = New You! Watch Here! EBSCO
Homework Help and School Outreach-*New Way to Search using Explora Watch Here! EBSCO
Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration Watch Here! EBSCO
EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features Watch Here! EBSCO
Searching Your Newspaper Collection Watch Here! EBSCO
Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair Watch Here! EBSCO
Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Watch Here! EBSCO
HeritageQuest Watch Here! TexShare
TopicSearch Watch Here! TexShare

 

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)

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