YouTube Videos

Go to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission YouTube channel and watch, link, or embed  these  videos to your web site! Developed in conjunction with the  iSchool at  the University of Texas at Austin, these videos have an  emphasis on  genealogy and medical resources.

 The available videos are:

TexShare Databases: An Eggs-istential Question

Genealogy with TexShare: HeritageQuest Part 1
(follow links on  YouTube for parts 2-4)

ProQuest

screenshot of proquest video

ProQuest provides a dynamic video full of photos and text showcasing the TexShare Databases. Download the executable file for the screensaver application. Select the Flash file for the video. The YouTube version (with sound) can be embedded on your library's website.

Public Library Version:
Screensaver install app (Windows)
Flash Video
See it on YouTube

Academic Library Version:
Screensaver install app (Windows)
Flash Video
See it on YouTube
 

Printable TexShare Handouts - Databases, Card and Library of Texas

These colorful handouts can be printed and given to patrons to spread the word about your services. Give them out at library and community functions.

Texas Group Catalog - Interlibrary Loan Service

Download these table tents and inform patrons about your interlibrary loan services right next to the computers or on the tables.

Reach Beyond the Library Walls: Meeting Consumer Information Needs

Answer consumer questions with the TexShare Databases! Print out the handout below as a guide to the consumer information that is available on TexShare, frequently asked consumer questions, and reliable consumer web sites.

Consumer Information Handout - PDF file

Open House Materials

Use these customizable materials made in Word format to plan and prepare for a library Open House. These documents were passed out to attendees of the "Breakfast Bytes with TexShare: Take a Bite at Our Model Open House" presentation at the 2008 Texas Library Association Conference. Download a Word reader, if necessary.

Contributor Thank You Stand

Open House Article

Open House Program Card

Open House Invitation

Open House Soliciting Businesses

TexShare Screensaver and Video Links

Top Ten Reasons TexShare is Better for Research Than The Internet

Download and print the top ten reasons users should use the TexShare online resources instead of the Internet for research. Top Ten List (Word Format) Download a Word reader, if necessary.

Communication Plan Workbook

The TexShare Communication Working Group was formed in July 2004 to enable TexShare member libraries to more effectively market their resources and services by providing customizable tools and information about communication strategies. The Working Group, in partnership with Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff, produced this workbook to provide libraries with a customizable guide to develop and implement a marketing plan.

TexShare Communication Plan Workbook Cover:
Cover in Color - Word | PDF    Cover in Black and White - Word | PDF

TexShare Communication Plan Workbook:
Workbook - Word | PDF

Library Instruction Materials: Online Database Searching Guides and Other Resources

Unlock the maximum benefit of the TexShare Databases and sharpen research skills by utilizing the online search guides and tutorials provided here.

LEARNING EXPRESS

* See the FAQ for downloadable fact sheets here: www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/lefaq.html

EBSCO

Gale

  • TexShare Gale Web site
    Gale provides a full-service Web page specifically for Texas libraries. Navigation guides, guided tours, search tips, and much more are ready to be downloaded. Also included is a link to tips on marketing the resources at your library.
  • Guided Tours -- GALE Link to audio narrative macromedia flash tutorials. They not interactive but allow users to control the speed of the tour. Good visual presentation.

OCLC - ProQuest

Powerpoint Promoting Library Online Services

TexShare Resources Supplied by Vendor Websites

The TexShare Gale Web site provides a full-service Web page specifically for Texas libraries. Navigation guides, guided tours, search tips, and much more are ready to be downloaded. Also included is a link to tips on marketing the resources at your library. Gale's new ProMo site allows you to choose promotional materials with your library's name and message to be sent directly from our printer to you. Create the materials you use most, including bookmarks, posters, tent cards, and more, with your library's branding, all for FREE. A User Name (enter Gale and your account number) and a Password (just your account number) are needed.

The TexShare EBSCO Web site is proud to provide materials offered to help individual Texas libraries gain exposure for their database services. Items sponsored through the Texas State Library & Archives, Texas Education Agency, TexShare, and EBSCO.

ProQuest's new Public Library Marketing Toolkit helps promote awareness and usage of your library's online resources. Download the free tools! The kit contains a handy how-to guide; bookmarks; customizable, age-appropriate posters and fliers; digital commercials, with or without sound; sample database descriptions you can use on your Web site; and links to training and support resources for you, your library staff, and your patrons.

Page last modified: April 17, 2013
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