Filed Under: Training
Posted January 6, 2012
New webinars have been added to the GALILEO training calendar. Webinars are easy to attend and are great tools for professional development. Connection instructions are sent a day before the webinar to everyone who has registered. The instructions include a connection wizard that helps you make sure your computer is ready. Certificates of participation are sent to all attendees soon after the session. Below is a list of upcoming sessions currently scheduled. More will be added, so keep a watch on the training page and this list for new opportunities. The training page where you can register is at http://help.galileo.usg.edu/librarians/training/
- Black History Month Resources—Demonstration of the Civil Rights Digital Library and GALILEO subscription resources
- Films on Demand Overview—Overview includes a look at the new platform, content, and functionality
- Holocaust Resources in GALILEO—In time for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27
- Grab GALILEO for Great Multimedia Projects—This session is great preparation for submissions to the Georgia Student Media Festival
- Meet GALILEO for Elementary/Middle/High School—Separate session that focus on each grade level
- Digitized Maps in the Digital Library of Georgia—A look at Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and an examination of historical maps to trace the changing environment of a Georgia city
- Civil War Resources—Explore subscription and DLG resources covering the American Civil War
- Bueno GALILEO: Language Resources—GALILEO foreign-language resources include encyclopedias for several languages and Spanish-language magazines
- Journals and Magazines: Best Practices in GALILEO—Tips on searching journals and magazines in GALILEO and optimizing usage with alerts and linking
Archived webinars include a wide range of topics for all audiences.
Great Things to Know About GALILEO is a series of self-paced learning modules designed for public library staff, but there are topics of interest to other audiences.
Posted March 16, 2011
Create Your Own Story @ GALILEO Webinars
The Create Your Own Story @ GALILEO webinar series, designed to correspond to National Library Week promotion, will help you explore where you’re from, where your people are from, and where you’re going. The content in these webinars will help you help your patrons as you celebrate National Library Week in your own library.
Register for these and other GALILEO webinars
Where You’re From
Digital Library of Georgia: Uncovering Georgia’s History and Culture
Explore the rich content in the Digital Library of Georgia and learn search tips for targeting your search. The webinar will include a look at a fun activity for turning your favorite images and other content into a creative digital story.
April 13, 2011, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where Your People are From
Introduction to Genealogy Reference
Join Laura Carter, Heritage Room Librarian at Athens Regional Library, for a how-to webinar on starting a genealogy project and using GALILEO and other resources to help you help patrons with genealogy research.
March 23, 2011, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where You’re Going
Helping Job Seekers and Career Planners with GALILEO
Explore resources in GALILEO useful to patrons preparing for job searches and planning careers. GALILEO includes e-books, articles, and career planning tools to help job seekers and students improve their resumes and interview skills, identify best career fits, and plan for college.
April 28, 2011, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
If you have questions or suggestions, please use the GALILEO comment form
Posted August 17, 2010
New GALILEO Training Tools Available
“Great Things to Know About GALILEO” is a collection of self-guided training modules packaged for integration into a staff development or continuing education program in the library. The modules were designed with a focus on public library practices but can be useful for staff in all types of libraries. Each module presents an introduction to a resource or tool in GALILEO, ways to help patrons using the resource or tool, opportunities for hands-on practice, and quizzes to assess learning. Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and features are included to make it easy to use anywhere, even on a public information desk. These modules are perfect for new library staff and for other staff wanting a refresher in GALILEO and database research.
The training modules are available on the GALILEO training site. They are also available in the WebJunction Georgia course catalog. Information on joining WebJunction Georgia is available at the Georgia Public Library Service Continuing Education site.
- Using GALILEO to Help Patrons
- Finding Full-Text Magazines
- Finding Ancestors: GALILEO and Genealogy
- Discovering Georgia History
- Finding the Next Book to Read
- Finding the Best Database for a Topic
- Finding Articles Quickly
- Helping College Students
- Helping K-12 Students
- Using Advanced Database Features
Your questions and comments on “Great Things to Know About GALILEO” are welcome. Contact us through the comment link. Once you have tried the training modules, please provide feedback to GALILEO staff by completing an evaluation.
Posted August 2, 2010
Upcoming GALILEO Training Opportunities
Another good thing about GALILEO online training: You never have to leave your air-conditioned building. Register for a training session, and login instructions will be sent to your e-mail address. Your electronic certificate of attendance will also come right to your in-box.You will receive a confirmation by e-mail when you have successfully registered. Below are some of the upcoming sessions.
- LibGuides and GALILEO: Creating a Path to Resources (register soon for Wednesday’s class!)
- “Where I’m From in GALILEO” Lesson Plan
- The GALILEO Toolbar
- What’s in GALILEO for Elementary/Middle/High (separate sessions)
- Britannica Academic
- ProQuest Newspapers and Research Library
Posted June 21, 2010
Register Now for the GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference 2010
The annual GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference is fast approaching — it will take place Friday, August 13th in Athens at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel; register on or before August 2nd for the best rate of $30.00, which includes lunch and breaks. Special rates for the conference hotel rooms are available through July 13th.
Get ready to recognize GALILEO’s 15th birthday at this 21st GOLD event — we have a lot to celebrate.
August 13, 2010
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
UGA Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel
See the conference site for more information and registration.
We hope to see you there!