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As a staff member of a Florida library, you have many available training options. Last year, the Division of Library and Information Services made 259 webinars available to 7,714 people. Our recordings of live events were viewed over 3,298 times. Additionally, 255 people enrolled in 780 asynchronous online courses, and 49 face to face learning opportunities were presented to 1,398 Florida library staff.

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WebJunction Florida is brought to you by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.



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  • Tech-BYTES: weekly email on software productivity (i.e., Microsoft Office, Adobe or various browsers).
  • Tech-TOPIA: Access database articles with breakthrough ideas for working more efficiently.
  • Tech-QUESTION: Ask how-to questions on any topic Tech-Talk.com covers. 

Please contact your regional multitype library cooperative (MLC) to subscribe to this service. If your library is not a member of a MLC, please contact Amy Johnson or call: 850.245.6622.

Upcoming Webinars

09 September 2014

Gale ProMo - Marketing Tools for your Gale Resources

Are you looking for ways to make sure your users know about your FEL/Gale resources? In this webinar we'll walk you through using Gale's ProMo tool where you can order FREE customized marketing materials. Bookmarks, posters, tent cards, and even some electronic tools!

09 September 2014

The NEW Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits has a brand new look and we want to tell you all about it! In this one-hour webinar we’ll explore all the new bells and whistles and show you how it’s going to make research for your younger users more engaging. Pick up tips and tricks for supporting Common Core and using this great new tool in the classroom!

12 September 2014

Questions and Answers on the Completing the Online State Aid to Libraries Grant Application

The 2014-15 State Aid to Libraries Grant applications must be submitted online using the Florida Libraries and Grants System (fllibraries.org) by October 1, 2014. Marian Deeney, Grants Program Manager for the Division of Library and Information Services, will be available to answer specific questions regarding the online State Aid application or specific State Aid to Libraries Grant program questions. This session is intended to provide answers to questions that libraries may have encountered while completing their online State Aid application. This session will not cover completing each component of the entire application. A recording of that information is available https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhF2uB75PxHOEgQjcTQ74jMqlapxVC8g6. For more information about these sessions, contact Marian Deeney at marian.deeney@dos.myflorida.com or 850.245.6620.

17 September 2014

Update of the 2014 Annual Statistical Report Form for Florida’s Public Libraries

Please join us for the 2014 Annual Statistical Report Form for Florida’s Public Libraries Update at which time we will talk about the changes for this year, including discussion regarding counting wireless sessions. We will also talk about some of the edit checks and things to be on the lookout for. As time permits, we would also like to hear what ideas or suggestions each of you have relating to how we can help tell your library’s story through this data. We would like to ask that if anyone has any particular questions or comments prior to the update, please feel free to contact Katrice.Stewart@dos.myflorida.com or 850.245.6608. We look forward to seeing you on September 17th!

17 September 2014

The State Library of Florida: Discover Your State library

The State Library has been building our Florida history collection for over 150 years and many of our items are one of a kind making this one of the most unique and comprehensive collections about Florida and Floridians in existence. In this presentation, Blake Robinson will discuss the services that the State Library of Florida offers to academic, public, and school librarians. Topics that will be discussed include our large collection of Florida history, Florida state documents and professional resources for librarians. Remember: we are here to help you!

18 September 2014

Taming Tech Tools for Libraries

Join this webinar to explore a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that you can use to help your library better serve patron needs and to work smarter.

22 September 2014

What's New with FEL/Gale Resources

Have you noticed some changes in your FEL/Gale resources? Gale has come out with several new tools and improvements over the last few months and we want to show them off! In the one hour webinar we'll cover: - Term Clusters, a new tool for searching and analyzing search results. - InterLink, a tool that links articles from periodicals and PowerSearch to reference documents from Gale Virtual Reference Library for deeper understanding of the material in your article. - The new look and content for Kids InfoBits.

23 September 2014

Promoting eResources at Academic Libraries

This one hour webinar will discuss strategies for promoting eResources and databases in Academic Libraries. Learn how to create and design a marketing plan, assess the current state of affairs and use the tools that Gale has created for you. Learn about the best resources for first year engagements programs, and learn strategies for integrating eResources into coursework. How to incorporate Gale resources into Libguides will be covered.

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