2018 Fall Training Information


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Fall training registration is open! The new e-resources will be the focus of Fall Training this year.  HSLC and Gale Cengage trainers will lead all sessions.  The training is in-person and will be held at nine locations across Pennsylvania.

Please note that we will not offer training on the SHAREit ILL software during Fall Training. If you are completely new to SHAREit, please watch the two training videos available online here. (Contact us at support@hslc.org for the password to view videos and access SHAREit documentation.)

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:15am. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end no later than 3:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch on your own. We will email a reminder and directions to you one week before the scheduled session; directions are also available by clicking the venue location in the session list.

Bring a Laptop, iPad, or other Internet Enabled Device
Please bring your own internet-enabled device to the training in order to fully participate. Wi-fi will be available at all locations and power outlets for recharging devices will be available during breaks.

Act 48 and Continuing Education Information
Attendees may be eligible to receive Act 48 credit hours or CE credits for attending a session. Act 48 credit request forms and CE certificates will be handed out at the end of each training session.

Handouts
Due to cost, please note that extra handouts will not be printed this year. If you desire printed copies, please download the handouts and print them in advance.


Frequently Asked Questions about Training

8:15am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00am – 11:30am: Sessions

Session A

Gale e-resources for K-12 School Libraries

This session, geared toward School Librarians, will focus on the newly acquired Gale e-resources. The session will cover e-resources appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Gale e-resources that will be covered in this session are Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac Student Edition, and Educator’s Reference Complete. An overview of the products will be given and participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning. We’ll also share best practices for getting the most of these e-resources in your library and how you can integrate them into classrooms and professional development.

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Session B

Gale e-resources for All

This session, geared toward Public and General Reference Librarians, will focus on the newly acquired Gale e-resources. The session will cover e-resources appropriate for public, academic, and school library patrons of all ages. The Gale e-resources that will be covered in this session are Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Collections, InfoTrac Newsstand, Business Insights: Essentials, and Books and Authors. An overview of the products will be given and participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning. We’ll also share best practices for getting the most of these e-resources in your library and how you can integrate them into programming and professional development.


11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch (on your own)


12:30pm – 3:00pm: Sessions

Session C

Diving Deeper into Gale e-resources for School Libraries

This session, primarily for School Librarians, will further explore newly acquired Gale e-resources of interest to the school library community and patrons. InfoTrac Newsstand, General OneFile, Academic OneFile, Books and Authors, GREENR, and LitFinder will be covered during this session and an opportunity for hands-on practice will be provided. We’ll share best practices for taking student research to the next level with  these resources!

Session D

Gale e-resources for Research and Learning in the Library

This session, primarily for Public and General Reference Librarians, will further explore newly acquired Gale e-resources that support research and learning. The afternoon session will include Gale e-resources that are helpful for homework help, homeschool groups, and academic, public, and school library patrons of all grades and ages. Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac Student Edition, and LitFinder will be covered during this session and an opportunity for hands-on learning will be provided. We’ll share best practices for serving students with these resources and make sure you’re comfortable finding what they need!