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POWER Library Webinars

October 26, 2020

This week, the Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC) will be hosting three training webinars focused on constructive ways of incorporating the many electronic resources of the POWER Library into our profession. While the POWER Library tends to be more heavily used by public libraries and schools, I believe it is a solid commodity which should not be overlooked by academic libraries. Of particular interest for me, working at a small, semi-rural community college in an area which has an extremely rich culture and history, the webinar on accessing historical and cultural collections with Pennsylvania pictures and documents is intriguing. Those of you working in preservation or archiving might find this webinar informative. I would like to also know more about the digital services which the POWER Library provides. My community college enrolls high school students for dual enrollment, so the webinar on using the POWER Library and OER for instruction during this pandemic and beyond is also worth attending. Please see the information below from HSLC:

Join us this fall for a series of online training webinars focusing on ways to use POWER Library resources to complement public library digital services, assist K-12 remote instruction with the OER Hub, and find out what is new with PA Photos and Documents digital collections.

Each session will be one hour in length and attending the live session qualifies attendees for continuing education and Act 48 credits. The same session will be repeated on different days.

Plan to join us during one of these session times:

Tuesday, October 27 

  • 10:00am Building Digital Services with POWER Library
  • 1:00pm Virtual Access to Historical and Cultural Collections with PA Photos and Documents
  • 4:00pm Using POWER Library and OER for Pandemic Instruction and Beyond

Wednesday, October 28 

  • 9:00am Virtual Access to Historical and Cultural Collections with PA Photos and Documents
  • 12:00pm Using POWER Library and OER for Pandemic Instruction and Beyond
  • 4:00pm Building Digital Services with POWER Library

Thursday, October 29 

  • 9:00am Using POWER Library and OER for Pandemic Instruction and Beyond
  • 1:00pm Building Digital Services with POWER Library
  • 4:00pm Virtual Access to Historical and Cultural Collections with PA Photos and Documents

Recordings: A recorded version of each session will be made available on the POWER Library – For Librarians for those who are unable to attend the live webinars, however, continuing education and Act 48 credits will only be awarded to those attending the live sessions.

Accessibility: Please contact us at support@hslc.org if you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in the webinars. Please note that Go To Training will be the webinar platform.

Fee: There is no fee to participate in training webinars for staff of POWER Library participants and all staff of POWER Library/Access Pennsylvania participating institutions are welcome to participate.

Handouts: Handouts will be made available during the presentations.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION


PUBLIC LIBRARY FOCUS
Building Your Digital Services with POWER Library

The importance of building digital library services has never been more relevant than during this unprecedented year.  This session will showcase how to use POWER Library to reach your patrons with digital offerings such as E-Resources, Chat with a Librarian, PA Photos & Docs and more.  Participants will find online programming ideas, identify unique local collections for digitization consideration, how to connect your patrons with help 24/7 and where to find supportive materials under POWER Library – For Librarians.  

As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Examine ways to use E-Resources within POWER Library to develop online programming ideas
  • Identify steps to determine unique local collections for digitization and how to participate in PA Photos and Documents
  • Understand how Chat with a Librarian services works and how to connect your patrons to help 24/7
  • Navigate the For Librarians area of POWER Library to find outreach materials, training, statistics, support and more.  

Register for this session:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/6471211279338480642


K-12 FOCUS
Using POWER Library and OER for Pandemic Instruction and Beyond 

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned K-12 education upside-down. Join us as we cover the new POWER Library OER hub, linking shared lesson plans with POWER Library resources. Learn how, through creating and supporting community, we can help each other navigate through a new, uncharted model of learning, whether in the classroom, in a virtual setting, or a combination of both. Share, collaborate on, or download and remix lessons for your students, engaging them through the electronic resources available. Join us as we share some e-resource tips and tricks, new and updated primary documents in PA Photos and Documents, and the ins and outs of the POWER Library OER Hub. 

As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Identify ways to use E-Resources within POWER Library to develop lesson plans for the K-12 environment
  • Understand how to share and collaborate on lesson plans in the OER Commons environment
  • Navigate the new iteration of PA Photos and Documents
  • Understand how the POWER Library Chat with a Librarian service can assist with student support in a virtual learning environment

Register for this session:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/1621985669334795266


GENERAL FOCUS
Virtual Access to Historical and Cultural Collections with PA Photos and Documents

How can I engage users with my historical and cultural collections in a virtual environment? This presentation will cover PA Photos and Documents, which provides access and storage of digitized collections. We will cover the new PA Photos and Documents interface and preview some of the features available to you. The session will also discuss topics such as how to promote usage of primary source materials, linking to the site, how to contribute collections, metadata basics, and understanding rights restrictions.

As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Understand the capabilities of PA Photos and Documents in providing access and storage of digitized collections
  • Learn about the features of the new PA Photos and Documents interface
  • Know how to contribute your library’s collections and link to the site
  • Learn the basics of metadata, understanding rights restrictions, and how to promote primary source materials from within the collections

Register for this session:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/1000606568632795649

If you have any questions about the Fall Training webinar series, please contact support@hslc.org.

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