Archived TexShare Webinars

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UPDATES

10/18. New Archived Webinars

  • EBSCO: Home Improvement Reference Center Training for TexShare Libraries
  • Gale: Book Club Support with Your TexShare Resources from Gale

10/3. New Archived Webinars

  • TeachingBooks Supporting Homeschoolers, Build Classroom Collections

 

 

TexShare Update Webinars

TexShare Update: Strategic Plans, Budget, and More SBEC logo
Original Air Date: 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.

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

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Adam Matthew

American Indian Histories & Cultures and American West
Original Air Date: June 18, 2015

A webinar recording covering the basics of 'American Indian Histories + Cultures' and 'American West'.

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EBSCO

Home Improvement Reference Center Training for TexShare Libraries
Original Air Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Original Air Date: May 11, 2017

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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Health Resources—New Year = New You!

Original Air Date: January 25, 2017

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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Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration
Original Air Date: 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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Using the Small Business Reference Center
Original Air Date: November 2, 2016

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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Homework Help and School Outreach *New Way to Search using Explora
Original Air Date:  October 19, 2016

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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Let’s Explore the Legal Information Reference Center *New Subscription
Original Air Date: September 13, 2016

This new resource contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms in different formats and searching for specific publications. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use this great area of your online library.

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Do it Yourself: Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair
Original Air Date: April 14, 2016

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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Searching Your Newspaper Collection
Original Air Date: March 8, 2016

Local, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this 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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EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features
Original Air Date: February 10, 2016

This is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills. We’ll demonstrate Basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Learn how to use folders, search and journal alerts and more. Join us during this hour and bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.

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Using the Small Business Reference Center
Original Air Date: November 11, 2015

Join us to find out more about the Small Business Reference Center interface where we will browse 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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Gale Cengage Learning

Book Club Support with Your TexShare Resources from Gale
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 – 10:45 AM CST  

Does your library offer book clubs?  Or offer support for your community book club groups?  Your literature resources from TexShare and Gale can help!  Along with in-depth critical analysis, you’ll find detailed author biographies for authors and what makes them tick. These sources can be invaluable to interested readers! In this webinar, we’ll explore the resources and provide tips for integrating these resources into book club discussions.  
 
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Getting to Know Gale's Science In Context
Original Air Date: January 23, 2017

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!

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Getting to Know Gale Literary Sources
Original Air Date: January 19, 2017

Gale Literary Sources is replacing Artemis Literary Sources on December 19th and we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity for learning about this new tool!  Gale Literary Sources offers a mobile responsive design, an improved user experience and the ability to cross-search all of Gale’s literature databases. During this webinar, we'll make sure you're well prepared to use this new resource to its fullest capacity by exploring search paths, working with results and documents, and sharing best practices!

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Getting to Know Gale's LegalForms
Original Air Date: November 28, 2016

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!

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library Resources for TexShare’s Academic Librarians
Original Air Date: February 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of LearningExpress Library for TexShare’s academic librarians. We will focus on the resources most relevant to college students, including college entrance and placement exams practice, graduate school entrance exams practice, and the supportive tutorials, eBooks, flashcards, and articles found in the College Success Skills, College Preparation and College Centers.

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Job and Career Accelerator
Original Air Date: January 19, 2017

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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LearningExpress Library Plus Training for TexShare
Original Air Date: August 10, 2016

Join us for a tour of TexShare’s new LearningExpress Library Plus subscription. This is the most powerful version of the LearningExpress Library, developed exclusively for TexShare. It includes 200 additional resources and two enhanced learning centers; College Center Plus and Career Center Plus. We will review the user interface, cover key features, sample new resource types and other enhancements.

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LearningExpress Library - What's New! (April 2017)
Original Air Date: August 10, 2016

An overview of some major new additions to the LearningExpress platform. New content includes:

  • New and updated practice exams for High School, College, Occupation Certification, Military Flight Aptitude, and Officer Candidacy
  • New computer skills video tutorials
  • Citizenship guides and resources
  • Graduate School Finder
  • Every day success skill tutorials for High School and College students

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator Overview (1 hour)
Original Air Date: November 18, 2016

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)
Original Air Date: December 2, 2016

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)
Original Air Date: January 6, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: February 3, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: March 3, 2017

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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Pronunciator's Course Designer (30 minutes)
Original Air Date: May 5, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: June 2, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: July 7, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: August 4, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: September 1, 2017

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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ProQuest

HeritageQuest
Original Air Date: April 17, 2017

Come discover how to best use Heritage Quest collection from Ancestry. During this session we will conduct an overview of the collections, tips on best searching and browsing as well as provide you with research tools and the libguides that cover best practices. Whether you need help to:

•      Assist in documenting family histories and the settlement of an area
•      Discover your relatives via family histories, immigration records, war records and diaries.
•      Find and compile records of notable and interesting people who helped shape community
•      Make family connections; learn who owned land
•      Know your community’s history
•      What military activity took place in your community
•      Who were the veterans and where are they buried
•      Where did immigrants come from

This session is for you.

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Ebook Central Upgrade FAQ
Original Air Dates: May 26 and June 10, 2017

These webinars cover the migration of the ProQuest ebook collections from the Ebrary platform to Ebook Central. Sessions were recorded for both Public and Academic Libraries, to familiarize them with the new plaform and field any questions about the upgrade.

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Ebook Central - Authentication and Marc Records
Original Air Date: June 15, 2017

A ProQuest engineer joined TexShare staff to discuss remote authentication to Ebook Central and how to get MARC records for the TexShare collections.

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More Ebook Central overview videos can be found here.

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Ebrary, Sci/Tech, and Elibro Collection
Original Air Date: April 25, 2017

This webinar will cover the Ebrary Sci/Tech and Elibro ebook collections. Come discover how to search, create direct links, and save books to your Ebrary bookshelf. Choose any of the links below to register for any of the sessions scheduled below. All sessions will be recorded.

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Sci/Tech Premium Collection

Original Air Date: April 25, 2017

Do you know how to navigate and search the ProQuest Platform? This webinar will familiarize you with the search features and provide an overview of the Sci/Tech Premium Collections. Pick any of the dates listed below to attend. All sessions will be recorded.

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Teaching Books

Supporting Homeschoolers
Original Air Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Explore tools and resources for sharing digital literacy materials with your homeschooling patrons. Includes diverse booklists and content-specific instructional materials.

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Build Classroom Collections
Original Air Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Learn how to find and analyze curated booklists adding depth and relevance to your collection.

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Academic Library Programming: A Four Part Series

Session One - Linking Text and Technology
Original Air Date: February 10, 2017 

Learn how to integrate technology into your school's literacy activities. Explore multimedia resources highlighting award-winning authors and enhancing use of instructional texts.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will use QR codes and other links to connect the devices being used with the books being read.

Agenda:

  • Book/Author Resources: Layout, sharing
  • User Profile Set-up
  • Booklists/Customized Reading Lists
  • Text Complexity: Books & Booklists - selection & differentiation
  • Sharing/Promotion

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Session Two - Literacy Connections Across the Curriculum
Original Air Date: February 24, 2017

Learning Objective:  Strengthen district cross curricular literacy initiatives, with existing literature collections, 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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Session Three - Support for English Language Learners
Original Air Date: March 10, 2017

Attendees will leave this session ready to implement culturally relevant texts and materials in ELL instruction and with families at home.

Learning Objective:  Strengthen collaborative support of English Language Learners and their families using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net.

Agenda

  • Culturally Relevant Text Selection: Literacy Connections and diverse texts
  • Foreign Language Resources:  Advanced Search, finding and using
  • Customized Text Sets for your ELL instruction: Build Custom Reading List
  • Family Engagement and Remote Access:  Sharing materials and creating bookmarks/handouts

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Session Four - Differentiating with the Text Complexity Toolkit
Original Air Date: March 24, 2017

In this session, you will learn to use the text complexity toolkit to help you select the right books to meet diverse student needs. You will use the site’s tools to implement comprehensive text complexity analyses in support of your instructional plans.

Learning Objective: Attendees will leave this session with the ability to use TeachingBooks Differentiation Reporting tools in selecting titles to use in the curriculum.

Agenda:

  • Differentiate Instruction with individual titles’ text complexity
  • Analyzing reading lists using Text Complexity Differentiation Report
  • Using list analysis to inform text selection and differentiation
  • Complete a text complexity rubric
  • Identify and share resources to engage students in individual titles

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Supporting Homeschoolers: Session One - Got Books? Bring Them to Life! Sharing Book & Author Resources (1 hour)
Original Air Date: November 17, 2016

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)
Original Air Date: November 29, 2016

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)
Original Air Date: January 12, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: January 18, 2017

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)
Original Air Date: January 26, 2017

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

Please join us for a one hour 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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