EBSCO Library Resources Onsite Training for TexShare

Need to take a deeper dive into the LearningExpress Library platform? Come to our “Train the Trainer” sessions on October 3rd & 4th/ November 8th & 9th. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices, though computers will be available.

Shana Ashwood, EBSCO’s lead trainer for LearningExpress, will help you get more out of LearningExpress Library when assisting patrons. She will review key platform features including our robust practice tests, educational eBooks, interactive tutorials, and career resources.

Learning Objectives:

Register & Login
Navigate the Homepage & Centers
Take Practice Tests & Tutorials
Download eBooks
Utilize Job & Career Accelerator’s Resume Builder Tool
Access the My Center Repository
Access Librarian Resources for Promotional Materials
Direct Patrons & Colleagues to End-User Video Guides

Next, Lisa Dennis will cover DIY Resources for Public Library Patrons, provided by TexShare and EBSCO.

You’ve got lots of DIY resources for your library patrons and in this session, we’ll explore them all! From Home Improvement to Hobbies & Crafts and Small Engine Reference Centers, your patrons will have step-by-step repair instructions and craft ideas at their fingertips. Want “how-to” instruction on legal or small business issues? Look no further than Legal Information and Small Business Reference Centers! And finally, speaking of exploring, join us as we tour Explora, the graphical interface for not only your adult patrons, but for the young researcher as well!

Learning Objectives:

Locate specific how-to instructions on a variety of home repair topics
Inspire patrons with craft ideas and holiday projects
Find related information for small engine machinery, maintenance and repair
Create a variety of legal documents
Access business plans that lead to successful funding for small business owners
Identify and recommend different Explora interfaces by age group
Describe the benefits of a My EBSCOhost Folder to patrons

CE Credit: 3 TSLAC CE hours

Cost: FREE!

Registration page: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/ebscolearningexpress

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EBSCO Library Resources Onsite Training for TexShare

Need to take a deeper dive into the LearningExpress Library platform? Come to our “Train the Trainer” sessions on October 3rd & 4th/ November 8th & 9th. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices, though computers will be available.

Shana Ashwood, EBSCO’s lead trainer for LearningExpress, will help you get more out of LearningExpress Library when assisting patrons. She will review key platform features including our robust practice tests, educational eBooks, interactive tutorials, and career resources.

Learning Objectives:

Register & Login
Navigate the Homepage & Centers
Take Practice Tests & Tutorials
Download eBooks
Utilize Job & Career Accelerator’s Resume Builder Tool
Access the My Center Repository
Access Librarian Resources for Promotional Materials
Direct Patrons & Colleagues to End-User Video Guides

Next, Lisa Dennis will cover DIY Resources for Public Library Patrons, provided by TexShare and EBSCO.

You’ve got lots of DIY resources for your library patrons and in this session, we’ll explore them all! From Home Improvement to Hobbies & Crafts and Small Engine Reference Centers, your patrons will have step-by-step repair instructions and craft ideas at their fingertips. Want “how-to” instruction on legal or small business issues? Look no further than Legal Information and Small Business Reference Centers! And finally, speaking of exploring, join us as we tour Explora, the graphical interface for not only your adult patrons, but for the young researcher as well!

Learning Objectives:

Locate specific how-to instructions on a variety of home repair topics
Inspire patrons with craft ideas and holiday projects
Find related information for small engine machinery, maintenance and repair
Create a variety of legal documents
Access business plans that lead to successful funding for small business owners
Identify and recommend different Explora interfaces by age group
Describe the benefits of a My EBSCOhost Folder to patrons

CE Credit: 3 TSLAC CE hours

Cost: FREE!

Registration page: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/ebscolearningexpress

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EBSCO Library Resources Onsite Training for TexShare

Need to take a deeper dive into the LearningExpress Library platform? Come to our “Train the Trainer” sessions on October 3rd & 4th/ November 8th & 9th. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices, though computers will be available.

Shana Ashwood, EBSCO’s lead trainer for LearningExpress, will help you get more out of LearningExpress Library when assisting patrons. She will review key platform features including our robust practice tests, educational eBooks, interactive tutorials, and career resources.

Learning Objectives:

Register & Login
Navigate the Homepage & Centers
Take Practice Tests & Tutorials
Download eBooks
Utilize Job & Career Accelerator’s Resume Builder Tool
Access the My Center Repository
Access Librarian Resources for Promotional Materials
Direct Patrons & Colleagues to End-User Video Guides

Next, Lisa Dennis will cover DIY Resources for Public Library Patrons, provided by TexShare and EBSCO.

You’ve got lots of DIY resources for your library patrons and in this session, we’ll explore them all! From Home Improvement to Hobbies & Crafts and Small Engine Reference Centers, your patrons will have step-by-step repair instructions and craft ideas at their fingertips. Want “how-to” instruction on legal or small business issues? Look no further than Legal Information and Small Business Reference Centers! And finally, speaking of exploring, join us as we tour Explora, the graphical interface for not only your adult patrons, but for the young researcher as well!

Learning Objectives:

Locate specific how-to instructions on a variety of home repair topics
Inspire patrons with craft ideas and holiday projects
Find related information for small engine machinery, maintenance and repair
Create a variety of legal documents
Access business plans that lead to successful funding for small business owners
Identify and recommend different Explora interfaces by age group
Describe the benefits of a My EBSCOhost Folder to patrons

CE Credit: 3 TSLAC CE hours

Cost: FREE!

Registration page: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/ebscolearningexpress

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The Boy Who Invented TV and More from TeachingBooks.net

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday in November World Television Day is November 21st, learn about author Kathleen Krull’s interest in Philo Farnsworth.

Locate & feature events, titles, lists, and resources easily with the Literary Calendar.

Don’t forget to celebrate Charles M. Schulz’ birthday on November 26.

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New Authentication Options Available for Gale Resources

As digital demands continue to rise, the emphasis on connecting remote users to electronic resources becomes all the more important. Gale is proud to offer additional authentication capabilities, eliminating the need for multiple logins. Enjoy single sign-on access to your Gale products through popular services like Google, Microsoft, ClassLink, and Clever. Visit their blog to read informative FAQs.

In addition, your library can now customize your Gale login page to include your library website, phone number or email address. By doing this, they can facilitate communication between your remote users and people at your library that can help.

Enabling the service is fast, easy, and free. Contact Gale Technical Support and they will walk you through the process.

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Customized booklist for children’s resources at the Texas Book Festival

Every November Austin welcomes 50,00 people to the beautiful grounds of the State Capitol to celebrate books and the love of reading.

The Texas Book Festival is a free event open to the public, and will be held the weekend of November 4-5, 207. It is an amazing celebration of books and reading for all ages, with over 250 authors featured during the Festival.

One of TexShare’s vendors, TeachingBooks.net, has created a booklist just for the Texas Book Festival, full of informative resources on the Children’s and YA authors being featured at the festival. Featured authors include Lemony Snicket, Angie Thomas, Sarah Dessen, and more!

The Booklist includes:

  • 298 Videos
  • 378 Book Readings
  • 792 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 2354 resources

We hope you plan on attending the Festival and find this booklist useful!

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **EBSCO: Rosetta Stone Library Solutions**

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SCELC and EBSCO are offering significant discounts on Rosetta Stone Library Solutions to academic libraries. Through EBSCO’s partnership with Rosetta Stone, the Library Solution product includes level 1 lessons, learning tools, and mobile apps for 30 languages. The PLUS Library Solution includes all levels for each language (up to level 5 for common languages), and is designed to align libraries with ESL/World Language initiatives.

Eligibility: This offer is only available to new subscribers at academic institutions. Existing subscribers, corporate and medical institutions are not eligible. 

Pricing Good Until: December 15th, 2016

For full offer details, please visit http://scelc.org/offers/rosetta-stone-library-solutions

Please contact: Carly Ryan :Offers@scelc.org for more information.

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New Offers for TexShare/SCELC Partners!

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SCELC has many offers for TexShare eligible libraries from now until the end of 2016. New offers are being added featuring vendors who will be attending SCELCapalooza. What’s SCELCapalooza? It’s SCELC’s annual vendor conference featuring vendors, demos, bowling and lots and lots of great offers for SCELC members.

For more info about current SCELC offers visit:

http://scelc.org/offers

or contact:

offers@scelc.org

 

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Announcing New Resources in LearningExpress Library

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New resources will be added to LearningExpress Library in the first quarter of 2016. Here are the highlights:

Test Prep for the New 2016 SAT Test

Sixteen (16) practice tests and five (5) test preparation tutorials will be added to the College Preparation Center for the new SAT test. It includes an “Introduction to the 2016 SAT” tutorial, and a tutorial and four (4) practice exams each for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay test sections. Practice tests will be available on February 1, followed by the tutorials in late March.

New ACT and AP Practice Tests

Sixteen (16) newly revised ACT practice tests covering English, reading, math, and science were added to meet the latest official test specifications. Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics practice exams are now available and there are new AP European History exams to match the spring 2016 test redesign. All are in the College Preparation Center.

New Career Center  Resources

WorkKeys assessments include two new test subjects. Applied Technology and Business Writing, with two (2) full-length practice exams for each. Practice exams for the new Praxis II: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) test were also added.

New eBooks

The eBook collection has been enhanced with Medical Assistant Flash Review, MCAT:Power Practice, and new editions of EMT Flash Review, Firefighter Exam, and College Placement Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day.

MARC Records

MARC records are available to help your patrons easily discover LearningExpress resources. New files will be available in mid-January. Access them through the “Librarian Resources” link on your LearningExpress Library homepage and update your records.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at  support@ebsco.com.

For a complete list of these additions and other changes, click Product Update.

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Vendor Trials for New Resources 2016

Let us hear from you!

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TexShare needs your opinion! We want to hear from you as we make decisions regarding which resources to add to the TexShare database program.

Take our quick poll here:

TexShare New Resource Trials

Contact us for the password to the trial:

texshare@tsl.texas.gov

We need your opinion about the proposed resources.

Note: Poll closes on Friday, February 12th.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

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