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Oct 12

2017 Sept & Oct Webinar Archives

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 2:13 PM by Lianne Flax

We presented 3 webinars in September & October 2017.  A short rundown is below, click the title links for the recording.  All upcoming webinars & past webinar recordings are always available on the Training & Librarian Documents page.

EBSCO Explora for Schools - Sept 7
  • EBSCO trainer Lisa Dennis presented, questions always welcomed.
  • Exploras are search interfaces that allow us to search multiple EBSCO databases at the same time, while also providing browsable features. To see which databases are behind each version of Explora, see this page.
  • Target audience was school librarians & teachers, but all types of librarians will benefit as all versions of Explora function in the same way.
Kansas Library eCard (KSLC) Administrative Training - Oct 5
  • Questions to kslc@ks.gov
  • All types of libraries in Kansas may create, renew, and look up KSLCs for their patrons.
  • Lost your library’s admin login? Fill out this form and the Statewide Services staff will send it to you.
  • Still have orange KSLCs? Please throw away any of the old cards and print out sheets of the new KSLC as needed. The orange cards are now several years old and have incorrect information.
  • Promotional materials - print the KSLC trifold pamphlet for your front desk, promotes using your KSLC for databases & digital books.
Mango Languages - Oct 12
  • Trainer Amy Janczarek welcomes questions & is happy to help with promotional materials.
  • New Course: English for Somali Speakers
  • Mango Promote site - plethora of banners, images, and printables from the Mango team.
  • Mango Materials on the SLK webiste - Go here for a couple of printables that have already been customized with Kansas information; links to the Mango blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; and the trainer contact info. Expect SLK to put out a Mango promotional tomorrow that you can share on Facebook and more tomorrow (Oct 13). 
  • Mango Site Update - coming 2018
    • Webinar starts with new site overview. Note the new version is still in progress, view it by visiting Mango and clicking the preview link at the top. Feedback from current users encouraged!
    • Timeline - no exact date available yet, but we will update you when the new version is ready. Mango trainers intend to have a short video about the changes we can share with patrons.
    • Mobile apps - will also have a small update to make them more like the new web version next year.
Questions about these webinars, the Kansas Library eCard, databases, digital books: kslc@ks.gov