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NC LIVE Workshops: Online and On-Demand

What is available?

Pre-recorded workshops to help library staff and users make the most of NC LIVE resources.

Technical requirements?

Internet-connected computer and web browser, and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or higher running on your system. If necessary, you can download the current Java Runtime Environment from the Java website.

To hear the audio portion of the recording, please make sure that your computer speakers are turned on and that the sound level on your computer is not muted.

Available Workshops

HeritageQuest

This 90 minute session focuses on using the unique resources available from HeritageQuest through NC LIVE. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Download and print images from the US Census
  • Perform an advanced search in HeritageQuest
  • Use the Notebook feature to save, print, and email search results.

Trainer: Edward Hirst, Rowan Public Library, North Carolina Master Trainer
Recorded January, 2010
Accompanying Handout (pdf)
Presentation (ppt)

ReferenceUSA

This 90 minute session focuses on using the four versatile databases available from ReferenceUSA via NC LIVE. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Perform Quick Searches to find addresses & telephone numbers
  • Perform Custom Searches to find Marketing and Career Prep data
  • Have a clear understanding of the different information available from each of the four ReferenceUSA databases

Trainer: Mardi Durham, Iredell County Library, North Carolina Master Trainer
Recorded February, 2010.
Accompanying Handout (pdf)
Presentation (ppt)

LearningExpress

This 90 minute session will focus on the wide variety of interactive learning resources available from LearningExpress via NC LIVE. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Locate academic practice tests for a broad range of patrons
  • Locate practical job and life skills tutorials for the adult learner
  • Guide library patrons in the use of this database

Trainer: Cheryl Middleton, Buncombe County Public Library, North Carolina Master Trainer
Recorded February, 2010
Accompanying Handout (pdf)
Presentation (ppt)

MyiLibrary Audio (downloadable audio books)

This 90 minute online class will familiarize users with the NC LIVE collection of electronic audio books provided by Ingram and the use of the MyiLibrary® interface, necessary to access and acquire the audio books. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Locate an electronic audio book and add it to their “bookshelf”
  • Download and listen to an audio book on their computer
  • Address frequently asked questions their customers may have regarding this collection of electronic audio books

Trainer: Jessica O'Brien, Lenoir-Rhyne University Library, North Carolina Master Trainer
Recorded April, 2010
Accompanying Handout (pdf)
Presentation (ppt)

Consumer Health Resources

This workshop is designed to help participants identify the most appropriate NC LIVE database for responding to consumer health requests. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on searching exercises, participants will learn about the strengths, limitations, and unique features of the core NC LIVE medical and health-related databases. In addition, selected websites listed under NC LIVE's Consumer Health Resources will be covered. Instructor will also discuss important issues in providing health information, the role of library staff answering questions, privacy and confidentiality considerations, and problems with medical terminology.

Trainer: Christie Silbajoris, UNC Health Sciences Library
Recorded March, 2010
Presentation (ppt)

Nursing Resources

Learn the basics of providing nursing resources at the reference desk in this interactive workshop. Databases that will be covered include CINAHL and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition via EBSCOhost, and more. The class includes time for hands-on learning at your desktop.

Trainer: Julia Shaw-Kokot, UNC Health Sciences Library
Recorded March, 2010
Presentation (ppt)

Mental Health Resources

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on searching exercises, participants will explore PsycINFO via EBSCOhost and other mental health-related resources in NC LIVE. The instructor will also discuss important issues in providing mental health information, the role of library staff answering questions, and privacy and confidentiality considerations.

Trainer: Lara Handler, UNC Health Sciences Library
Recorded April, 2010
Presentation (ppt)

Drug Resources

Participants will learn the basics of providing drug information at the reference desk. Topics include guidelines for drug reference, consumer health information from MedlinePlus, and specialist and consumer drug information. The class is interactive, with time for hands-on learning at your desktop.

Trainer: KT Vaughan, UNC Health Sciences Library
Recorded April, 2010
Presentation (ppt)