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Last Updated: March 17, 2022

For FEL: Summer Reading of Possibilities with Your FEL Gale Resources

Oceans of Possibilities is the 2022 summer reading theme and offers a wealth of ideas for inspiring reading within your summer programming. Your Gale resources from FEL are here to support your library endeavors. In this session, we explore how to find unique content to support this year’s theme and other reader interests. As you prepare your programs, learn how your Gale In Context resources and Gale Books and Authors can trigger ideas, provide additional routes to reading, and learn how to share content with your summer readers. 

Duration: 45 Minutes
welcome to your summer reading of possibilities with your effl gale resources.

My name is Tammi Van buren and i'm your guil trainer.

Any questions that you have throughout the session. Please feel free to use that. Q.

And a box for today's training It is on content with in a few of your gale resources that you have from the Florida electronic library.

We're going to cover your readers advisory resource Gale books and authors.

We're going to look at your Gale ebooks. collection and also content available in 2 of the gale and context resources that support your younger patrons that are coming into your library.

We'll explore the resources the content and how that content supports your summer reading program.

Then I also want to share with you how you can share.

Content with your summer readers, because you have some different options available from within your Gale resources.

Just an overview. We are going to start or I should say our agenda.

We're going to start with an overview of your gale resources to support summer reading.

We're going to spend the majority of our time exploring content talking about best practices and ways to share that content.

And then questions I encourage you to ask throughout using the Q. and A.

Box any questions at the end of the session I will stay on the line.

If there's anything additional you want, to ask and then i'll share with you at the end of the Session, where you can go for training materials for your resources and contact information you have of course the fantastic folks at the Florida

electronic library that you can reach out to for support and if you're looking for one-on-one support with your individual gale resources.

We have folks at Gale that are there to support you so let's start with talking about access accessing yourfl resources.

You can go through this fabulous site and it is very well organized.

You're going to find any new content listed there on the site.

New ebooks. Ebook collections are nice and organized for you there and then all of your digital resources. they that you have access to are going to live on the Florida Electronic Library website You may already be using direct

links to each individual resource. i'm going to cover today.

That is definitely suggested, because if you are tracking usage in your library and you want to see your library specific usage.

Then using the direct Urls for the resources is going to be, provide you with those types of statistics.

So something to keep in mind. If you don't have your direct Urls for each of the resources that i'm covering today.

I can share with You i'm going to share with you this Gale support site, but also where you can go for that one on one support.

At Gale. You have customer success, managers that are there to support you and all things scale you're accessing through the Florida Electronic library website.

I do still suggest, at least, looking around, taking a look at this content.

Now, if you're coming from a public library, I will share this with you and your at having your users access all of the Florida Electronic library website resources, then if they are accessing through this portal or through this website,

then usage will will roll up to your site. So what it is is your your users are being Geo.

Authenticated. so to look at their location and it'll find the public library nearest to that location, and that is how usage is going to roll up if you're coming from a school or academic library.

You want to use your direct Urls, so that usage will report to your individual site.

Both are, you know, depends on how you want your users to access it.

So both I wanted to share today, so that you're aware of that information. Let's first talk about Gale books and authors.

I am a reader. I love libraries, and this is one of my favorite resources.

I love to jump in here and explore and look at.

This is what we call our readers advisory site.

This is great for all levels where you're going to find in books and authors new ways to explore endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres, and topics.

This is for all libraries. it's really a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library.

It connects readers with books and helps them make informed reading choices.

We do have book lists here and recommendations librarian recommendations within this resource.

It's one of the ones that like I said I I personally will go into and look at Titles, and then explore.

If there's a certain author I love or a certain title and I want things that are similar to that read alike titles, i'll be able to find that here with the resource So it's really a great tool to

highlight within your library, as you have patrons coming in, looking for different titles and and looking to hopefully read a lot this summer like I always do Gale ebooks.

You have quite a great collection of ebooks, and they have been curated.

If you do access your gale, you books through the Florida Electronic Library website that I had shared with you.

They are broken into custom collections already for you and this is something that your administrator at the Florida Electronic Library worked very hard on, and she did a fantastic job.

And they are like I said there's it's in that great idea, If you want to use that in your own library to take a look at of how those sub collections are created, or the curated collections are created for you what

you find with Gale ebooks if you're not familiar.

You do have, just like all of your other Gale resources, 24, over 7 content you.

You have unlimited simultaneous access. no holds a return.

So the's no check-in or checkout it's unlimited access to the content. All of the ebooks that you have your entire collection.

All of your gale resources are mobile, responsive, including your gale ebooks, platform unlimited downloads.

So if you wanted to download individual chapters, you can do that very intuitive search and browse features within gale ebooks.

You also have the search option top topic finder If you've used that in any of your other gale resources it is available in Gale ebooks translates into 40 languages.

So when you are in the text view of an ebook, you can translate the text into over 40 languages.

Then you all have the text to speech option and downloadable as an Mp.

3. So these are shared features across your gale resources you're going to find the translate option the text to speech the ability to download as an Mp.

3. all these great tools to support accessibility are available in your gale resources.

Then there's also the integration with Google Microsoft and learning management systems.

Few other resources I want to jump into today are your Gale In context.

Resources support those younger patrons that are coming into your library.

Gale in context, elementary Gale In context, elementary is cross-curricular, its grit covers or works well for students, grades, kindergarten through fifth, and they can learn about animals and plants and music science sports and so

much more so with the theme of summer reading, oceans of possibility.

Gale and Context Elementary is a fantastic resource to support that summer.

Lead summer reading programming that you have and i'm going to show you some content available within the resource, and how to filter that down by reading level for those younger patrons coming into your library.

You also have access to Gale and context Middle school. This is another cross-curricular resource.

And this is geared towards our sixth through eighth grade students, and you're going to find similar information a lot of great science experiments, too.

If that's something you're looking to cover when you're talking about oceans of possibility, there are some great science experiments, but also just great content to support your summer programming so to support summer reading I want to cover a few

things in gale and context elementary. because this one is a like, I said.

You have shared features within your gale resources. but when we talk about your younger patrons, this is really a great tool.

You also have some great ebooks available here for your Gale, and cut, or for your elementary students or elementary patrons available within the resource itself.

So for those users. it's a one-stop shop. they don't have to go out to your Gale Ebooks collection.

They can access any titles related to kindergarten through fifth grade will live here within the resource.

So you're going to find these great I wonder questions which really are they're updated daily, and they encourage you that inquisitiveness and spark curiosity great content.

So very rich. content allows users to search through over 16,000 indexed images.

600 videos and 1,700 charts and graphs.

Also the visual topic. Trina, this is really helpful for your younger patrons to be able to drill down and find content.

And there you can do this visually, and it really is kind of a step by step, to find exactly what they're looking for.

And I'm gonna model that for you today. there's also some great tools available within your gale resources, and I'm going to share them here and then model them for you live within the resource.

So here is an overview of those you can share.

Content with your users. A couple ways to do that is, get Link Gitlink provides a persistent Url back to any spot within the resource.

So if you are looking to share information on social media, you have a library website page where you have information linked out for your summer programming.

You can utilize the get link tool and it'll take your users back to any spot within the resource.

It could be something like this at the art article level, or it could be at a topic level.

You could be working on pulling content level. So maybe you want all the level one for those kindergarten through second grades users that are coming into your library.

You can do that, you can filter it down and then grab a link to that content and share it.

So just some different ideas of how you can use get link to share content, because it does create that persistent Url back to the exact spot within the resource itself.

You also have the ability your users can send information to Google and Microsoft.

They can send documents. they can send audio files.

They can send images all directly to their Google or Microsoft.

One drive accounts, Then, if you're using Google classrooms So if we have any K.

12 folks on the line and you're building out your Google classroom for summer reading.

Maybe that's something you're doing and your students can come back over the summer and still access that content use the Google classroom within your Gale in context, elementary to pull that content or topic pages right in your Google classroom

if you i'm not sure if this is really used much at the Public Library.

But it could be a tool. Maybe you want to use. Students are very familiar with using Google classroom.

It might be an idea moving forward, that you can utilize within your library, meet the varying needs of your students.

You have some tools to support accessibility and again these are shared features across all of your Gale resources.

So i'm showing them in Gale In context elementary because they do look a little bit different.

They're over in the right hand corner where i'll show you in your other guild resources.

It's just above the document on the left-hand side. but the tools and features are still the same.

They work the exact same, so the functionality is the same.

You have the listen feature which turns the text into speech for greater comprehension.

You have the ability to increase or decrease the font size.

You also have our newer feature display options to document customization.

So you can change the background color behind the text. You can even change the font, and we even have open dyslexic available here.

Now and then we have the ability to translate the document into over 40 languages.

Remember it, I said this was across all of your gale resources.

You have all of these features. Then, just so you're familiar with the galing context, content levels and lexile measures.

So your level ones and twos are generally your elementary and upper elementary level.

3 3 is going to be middle school, and then we are only going into elementary middle school.

But just so you're aware, because sometimes some of those news articles or magazine articles, some of the periodicals that are in these resources tend to skew a little higher.

So you may see some level fours, even though these are designed for elementary and middle school.

You may find some of those in there and that's where that listen, Button, or the text of speech really comes into play, because students can listen to that content being read aloud or worked with their parents guardians.

Maybe their sitters over the summer can work with them and help them understand that and read those documents with them.

If it's something they're interested in but they're going to find lots of content at the reading level.

They're just made me maybe a couple in there I want to made you make you aware of.

So let's explore we're going to go into i'm going to share first the Florida electronic library site.

If there are any questions, please don't forget to use that Q.

And a box Florida Electronic Library. I wanted to share with you the the resources here in the center of the page, and you also have these options below the browse resources by.

But also the ebook section. So this is a newer area.

If you haven't been on the site in a while there are a lot of new ebook titles were added into the Florida Electronic library.

So you have quite a large collection it's a beautiful collection, and there are some new ebooks that have been added.

So you can view all of those ebooks by accessing here, and it will take you to.

I'm going to go into all titles We do have elementary section to off here, because it is a little bit easier for our younger users when they see that elementary ebooks.

We have it here, too, for them to access but you can see here are some of those custom collections that were created for you all, and when I go into each section like middle school school in general i'm going to see all of those collections and then

all the titles, so equity and Inclusion. I have 49 titles.

There looking at today's topic. I might want to take a look at science, and there's 37 titles in the science section.

Okay, So I just wanted to point that out to you. We are going to go into books and authors.

First I thought I had it open. Oh, we do books and authors.

So, Gale books, and authors again this is readers advisory and let's go over some of the tools you're going to find here, and I will let you know if it's a shared feature.

I'll let you know some of these like brow genres author, search!

Those are going to be unique to this resource as compared to the other ones.

We're going to go into today, but you do have the basic search and advanced search, and you also have the ability to translate the navigation tools.

This is a shared feature. so if I were to translate, we are up to 34 different languages.

If I were to select one of these languages, it would translate my navigational tools on the page, I can sign in with Google or sign in with Microsoft also at the top.

So now let's take a look at what we have on the page.

So we have new and updated books here in the first section below that because St.

Patrick's day is coming up this week let titles for St. Patrick's day, So you're going to see spotlights like that in the center of your page and then below what's being highlighted

this month also is an honor of women's history month you're going to see some titles about famous women, and these are change.

So be sure to check back and see what we have linked out on that home page.

You also have some tools over to the right, where you can browse genres.

You can do an author search. Look at book lists, search history, and get link are based on a search.

History is based on anything I do a basic search on or advanced search, and that session base and then get Link remember, provides that Persistent Url: Okay, I did get a question.

So you're logged into to ffl from your library's web page.

But when I searched under Gale and context elementary I didn't see most of the features you mentioned language choice.

Okay, So you would actually have to go into a document, Cindy, or once you click into a document.

Then you have all of the document tools to support accessibility there.

So the the text of speech, the increase in decrease the font size.

So you have to be actually in one of those articles or documents, and then you'll see those features. so and I would look at many book articles magazine newspapers.

That's where you're going to see them on Okay, let me know if there's any questions any more questions.

But thanks for asking that. Okay. So, looking at books and authors, I do want to cover some of these tools that you have available on the on the right hand side, but also wanted to point out when you are a basic search, you do have the ability to

filter to author, series or keyword. I love Series.

That is my. I love to read a book, and then, once I get to know those characters, I devour the next one and the next one.

So for me a series is the way to go but you May be looking for a certain title or just a keyword for today's purposes.

Keyword is going to be the route we're going to want to take.

But before we do, I want to take a look at some of the genres and some of the other tools that you have available.

So browse genre is an option here in your navigation, but it's also all over here on the left hand side when I click into n of these.

So if I were to click into fantasy fiction it's going to take me to this screen where I can select a genre, and I can even filter with that genre if I were to go to browse shanres it would

be the same thing. it's going to take me into that first one.

Now I can filter 2 if I want a historical fiction or popular romances.

Maybe i'm looking for beach themed romances I could do that, or if I wanted nonfiction, i'm sorry if I want a nonfiction.

I can select, switch it to nonfiction and look for science titles.

When I am in this fantasy fiction I can search within the genre.

I also have some options on the top. So do I want to. Who?

What type of books am I looking for? Am I looking for books for children?

Young adults or adults I have to do. If I want to remove the check in the box, I just click on that, and it will remove it for me.

So if I just am looking for ch's titles they are here, I can search with and let's do a search within for?

No, and I don't know this this might not pull back for octopus and fantasy fiction.

Let's see what we got Oh, we did get one so I'm looking for titles on octopus related to fantasy fiction.

If I were looking for everything and i'll actually i'll take you in that route. i'll model that in a moment.

But you can see here's the title I can also sort by, if I need it, a lot of titles are pulled back, oldest or title.

It's defaulted to newest when I click into the title I.

This is what i'm going to see so Oh, I love this author you can.

The author is actually hyperlinked out i'll show you that in a minute you have the illustrator information.

Here's a summary of the book on the right hand side.

We have genres and subgenre settings, and this is going to be dependent on the book.

I am in what i'm going to see on the right hand side.

Here are those red alikes I mentioned. So if you have a student that likes, or a younger user that comes into your children's library and likes one of these titles.

You can always suggest looking at the read alikes I want another title, or maybe you're curating a collection of information, and you want some read alike similar to a title.

You can utilize it, too, to build your own collections within your library.

There's formats here. Then also reviews and this is where I like to come.

I like to see if there are any I always look for the librarian reviews.

But there's this one happens to have some public review from Publishers weekly book lists.

Kirkus reviews and the Horn Book magazine.

So. okay. now, you do have i'm not going to go into these in this document, or in this resource.

But here's all those tools I mentioned the translate the in large and decreased text display options.

Listen, and then you have the quicksnd options i'm going to go into that once we get into Gale and cover.

I might do it in Gale ebooks but for this I want to really show the content within this resource, and then we'll focus on some of those tools.

If you are looking at specific authors, and you found a title and you see, the author's name is going to be hyperlinked out.

This is where it's going to take you to some information about this author and 2 other titles written by this author. Personal information.

A wards works. So really a lot of great information if you wanted an author study, too.

Okay, so that's one idea to Do a search if you were to go into browse genres.

Now the I could do a keyword search for this one let's do motion.

Now what I can do is I can still filter by audience. it's just over here on the right hand side in my filter box.

So I have audience level. they're all here. so if I just wanted everything for young adult, and apply that I can I have author time period, so I do still have some options here.

When i'm selecting that content or books that i'm interested in. Maybe there's certain time periods subject characters.

Genre again is here. Then I have book, category, fiction, or nonfiction, so I can filter down to just the nonfiction if I wanted to.

And I can even search within, so I can drill down even further.

Now, if you wanted to share this content here's, some titles on related to keyword of ocean, then what you can do is you can grab a link.

This link will take your you users back to this exact spot, and it works that way in all of your gale resources.

This is a shared feature. So again, if I wanted to highlight some of these titles, if I wanted to grab this whole collection, I can use Get Link if I wanted to.

Just maybe I want to filter down a little bit more let's fill.

Did young adult right. let's filter by non-fiction it's probably going to be the majority here.

I want to change it a little bit so non i'm sorry I meant fiction. It's it's a little less. that That list drop down. I'm at 69 results here, but I can use the get link and here are some

reader advice for your reader, advisory or your reader, your suggestions, or looking for titles, you know, related to young adult titles, nonfiction related to the topic of oceans.

Here are some suggestions, and then they can. What happens is is when your user clicks on that link.

They are taken to this spot, and they can do some exploration and decide which titles works for them. Okay, all right.

Another idea within this resource. All right, we did non-fiction.

We looked at children. we looked at young adult Oh, let's go to I'm gonna use i'm gonna save it for title this time, and anything with beach in the title i'm also going to filter this down

now to adult. So again, same idea, I can click into that title.

It gives me that information about that title. Now, if I wanted to save this, if I were a user coming in and I were building my own reading list, I could good sund this summary and information to my Google drive one driver I can

email it to myself. I can also download it or print it off.

So if that's something I wanted to do I could definitely do that, the citation is also attached here, or if i'm just creating a collection of links or of I should say links back to titles and I kind

of want to do this all digitally. I could do that.

I could grab the link, and it could take me back to this information.

Personally my myself. I think I would send it to my Google drive so that I had a folder.

That. So what'll happen is if I send this to my Google drive It'll create a folder titled Gil books and authors on my Google drive, or Microsoft one drive works the same way once I grant permission for that

to happen. and then every time I send information to my Google drive it'll land in the folder title gale books and authors.

So that's another way to create your reading lists over the summer.

So just some different ideas of what you can do within this resource.

The last thing I want to show you before I leave this resource is the book lists, because I don't know if you're aware.

But you do have quite a few book. lists here available we've got local.

These are also national book lists and awards that are available.

So see what we have see what's in your area maybe there's a book list that you use all the time.

Maybe you're looking for all the calicop metals and here are all those titles, and these are linked out to those summaries, so you can get that information.

So if I wanted to look at the 2,020 well let's go to 2,019 here's the title.

The summary all the information I shared with you, and this one happens to have 8 reviews. and you can see all of those reviews here for this title.

Okay, yes. So Cindy asked the question, Would the links be accessible?

So with Get Link I don't know it would work in-house.

So with Get Link. if you are, it depends on how your resources are set up in your library.

If they are stopped with that, you know. Need that library card, then?

Yes, they would have to enter that information. but with Get Link.

If you provide a link to anyone, then they can get to that spot within the resource.

So if I were to send you here, let me do this as an example, I'm going to copy this and i'm going to post it.

The chat. so by me sending you that link you can click on that link, and it'll take you to this exact spot within the resource.

Now, from this point, if I were a user and I were to look at this book, I'd be like, Oh, yeah, this is a great book, but I want to do some more exploration.

I want to click into books and authors, and do some exploration on my own.

At that time. If you are using a library card or that's how you're having your patrons authenticate, then they would be prompted for that authentication So, however, you have the authentication set

up with your resources at your library at that point is when they would be stopped and need to authenticate.

So keep that in mind as you're utilizing these tools within the resource. and you know you may want to have that messaging on your on your library site, as you're sharing this information with your patrons.

Okay. But now, remember your your fault. resources are they're Geo.

Authenticating. But let me remember if you click into Yep: So yeah, you would need your library name and your your bar code.

But you can use your location. So if they're going through the Florida Electronic Library website.

You can use your location, and they would be taken right into the resource.

So you have both options there. so it really depends on how you have it set up at your library, and that's something to kind of keep in mind as you're sharing this information.

Thanks for asking Cindy. Okay. So books and authors, we covered everything.

I wanted to go over with this resource. I encourage you to take a look around, poke around, enjoy it.

And now let's go into your gale ebook collection.

So you have, as I mentioned, quite a fantastic collection available from the Florida Electronic Library.

You may even have titles that you purchased for your own library, and they're all going to live in the same spot.

Now what has happened? I am accessing the florida electronic libraries account.

So that is why you're seeing all of these collections on the left-hand side.

So this is the individual account for the florida electronic library.

I'm accessing it and that is why i'm seeing all of these collections, you may see if you're accessing through your direct Url into your gale ebooks.

You may not see you're not going to see all of these collections, but you will see some they're generated.

And then there, that is something that you can do on your own.

You can create custom collections. There is a webinar that I actually did on that.

I think, a couple months ago, and we have a bunch of information on the gale support site to support that if that's something you're interested in.

I can share that information. Just let me know, and I can.

I have a document that I can share and send in that follow up email.

But for today we are talking about content that you have available to support your summer reading programming.

So, looking at elementary we're going to click into elementary science, because this sub collection has been created for me, and I'm going to see what titles I have available to support science looks or to support to support oceans of possibilities and it looks like i've got

a cool one on the great white shark, and also have one on symbiotic relationships.

Animals and plants working together. That looks really interesting to me so i'm going to click on that one now when I click into it.

It does take me to this table of contents. So from here I do have to select where I want to go for. Okay, So that's one option.

What else I can do is I could do a basic search before I do. let me click into this title, so you can see once I click into one of the items in the table of contents which still lives up here then I can go through

and take a look at what content is available. And this I am currently in the text view.

Okay. So the path I took was clicking on a title cover.

Going into the table of contents clicking on one section within that ebook.

This is telling me that it is a level it's a topic overview.

It is a level 2 which, remember, is upper elementary.

And then I also have a guided reading level and a lexile measure. If you have students that are looking for that type of information that are coming into your library, your your children, patrons there, If you have those students coming in or those

users coming in, that content is available, or that information. Okay, Now, when I am in next view, this is what it looks like.

When I go into book view it is literally a Pdf.

That title, taking a couple seconds to load here. so if I were to look at this title in print. There we go.

It's a big image. it's trying to load and it's taken a couple minutes sometimes zoom bogs it down a little bit.

Let me see if I can turn the page if it'll make it quicker.

There we go. Okay, So i'm just on one page i'm going to click in again. See?

If I can get it better There We go so I'm going to change it, you can change when you're in Yale ebooks.

You can change it to double double page. There we go, and there I can see the ebook.

As I said, it is in the print it's a digital version of that of that print copy.

I can make this full screen all I have to do is if i'm on any type of reader.

My i'm clicking because i'm on my laptop.

But if I were on an E reader and ipad all I would do is tap or swipe, and I can turn the page and I'm in the double page view.

You also have the single page view. Those tools are all up here at the top.

I can zoom in. I can drag that text around if I want to.

I can go back to the single page. I can get out of the full screen over here on the right hand side the upper right, and then go back to the screen.

So that's your book view. But if you noticed all those tools went away.

All those tools to support accessibility. I do need to be in text view to have those tools.

Now I can cite download print. I can get a link to this spot if I want to.

All are available here. Now, text view does open up all of these tools that support accessibility.

And I'm going to go into these real quick and then we're going to do a we're going to go into another search option.

We're not going to do a basics we'll Do a basic search, and then we'll go into another search option. translate.

You can translate the article into over 40 languages.

You can increase or decrease the font size. the display options are as a newer tool.

I can change the color behind the text. I can change the font, and I have open dyslexic. as one of my options.

I can increase the font size or i'm sorry line spacing letter, spacing word spacing, and as I click each one, it starts changing that text on the page for me, if I want to go back to my default

settings. I have that option here, and I just click on.

I also can listen to the text being read aloud to me Now, if I've translated the text, and then click the list and button, it's going to read it to me in the translated version, which is a great tool to have so

again. we're at 40 languages here and I can translate at any time.

I also have the ability to send a Google drive Microsoft one drive email download or print great ways to share information.

And then you have your get link option as I mentioned before Let's do a quick, basic search for our basic search.

Let's do so. I Wanted to do that and topic finder let's do reef oops.

So when I do a basic search you're seeing that same when I do any, when I'm.

Looking at any search results. I have all those options to filter down my content.

All. So I did a big 6 search it's looking at my entire collection of ebooks that I have available, and pulling back information at this point I like to look at everything and then I like to use my filters and really filter down that

content. so I can filter by content level. Remember, your younger students are ones and twos.

Middle schoolers are going to be at that 3. Everybody else is going to fall in the 4 and 5 sections.

You also have publication languages, interest levels here, so middle grades is what it's showing subjects.

I have document types. so all different options for searching here available.

If I were to use my topic finder. So okay, I just did a basic search.

I also went. The first thing I did is I went through a collection that was created.

Second option was a basic search third option, if I go into advanced search, and I'm going to jump over advanced search because advanced search is pretty intuitive, and we've got a lot of tools here to support and

help. but i'm gonna go into topic finder I don't know if you're familiar with topic Finder.

But it provides you a visual representation of your search results, and I'm going to search the everglades when I do a search on the Everglades.

All these tiles are brought back. I also have the wheel.

Both options are available. This is interactive so if I click into Florida. It starts to drill down in that content that i'm looking at.

So maybe I want resource organisms. and finance I don't know if that's really something you'd want to cover in your in your summer reading programming.

Let me do another one. I think I did. The Gulf of Mexico found some great content.

Oh, sea life is another one. I did a search on so again, just a quick search, and here I can look at that comment Content.

Maybe I want to look at climate change or natural resources and take a look at fish and it there you can see quickly.

I can drill down to 2 different documents, and there within ebooks.

So these are titles within your ebooks or chapters or pages within your ebooks.

Okay, So know that that tool is another search option that's available. All right. The last one we're going to be have time to go into today is your Gale In context elementary Now for this.

Let's take a look at some of these tools that you have available, and i'm going to give you a brief overview of this resource.

But we're going to jump right. into the topic trees so you have the home pages, topics, books is going to take you to any of your ebooks, so I don't have to as a younger user I don't have to

go into Gale ebooks where I just was, because this is kind of challenging for our younger users.

So what we did is we pulled all of your K.

5 titles into galing context elementary so They're all here, all the ones you have from the Florida Electronic library.

Any you purchase on your own are all here in one spot for your users, and they will also display in your search results.

They will display in the topic pages so you're I'm gonna model that for you.

Now you also have news pictures, videos available right on that homepage.

Now all of these anything that you're finding here will also be on your topic pages, if it's related to that topic.

So for today, let's go into animals we can go in deficiency creatures.

We can go into reptiles and amphibians.

I do want to go into efficiency creatures first, just to show you some of these topics.

Dolphins is a great one that students love to search for.

Great white shark. We always see spikes of usage when it's shark week within our resources.

But you can see C. turtles one of my favorites to take a look at, too.

But I want to also share with you I go back to animals threat to reptiles and amphibians, because you have some here, too, that also again turtles there's another turtle section but we're going to go into

crocodiles. so with the topic pages you're going to have an image and an essay overview with these 2.

You've got multiple levels, so I can change it to a level 2 in real time.

I'm getting main ideas in the level one I usually get Yep words to know, so I get some vocabulary words, and then the document is below.

Citation is always at the bottom of every single one of your articles documents, images, videos.

You'll always find that citation attached going back to the crocodiles homepage.

I have my quick facts, book articles, books, news, magazines, biographies, pictures.

There are any videos. I would have those listed here and then here's some related topic pages I do want to click into your book because you do happen to have a book saltwater crocodiles related to this topic, and share

with you how different it looks here. it automatically takes your users into the book view.

Text view is still here. it's up at the top you also have site and get link available.

But it takes you right into the book, view the left. You have some options to search for words or phrases.

You have a dictionary, if you're struggling with a term.

You have more books on environment, and then the full citation is also here.

But one feature now in your gale Eve books to have the listen feature where you can hear the text ring read aloud to you.

You need to be in tax view. Do you remember that I shared that with you today?

In Gale In context elementary, you can actually be in the book view.

So because these younger users, we know that they learn best this way, and this is where they like to experience that reading.

They can listen to the text being read aloud to them but still be in the book view, and that's right here at the top of the page.

Then you have all those other features where you can zoom in zoom out.

You can make it full screen just as you could in the gale.

You books, okay, can go back to my results. and I actually am going to go back to that homepage.

I'm going to go into book articles and show you how I can filter down my content by content level, and then we're going to wrap our session so content level levels one and 2 I only want I don't want

anything higher, and i'm going to apply that and it applies it to all of the content.

So not just my book articles. It applied it to everything.

Keep that in mind if you have videos, because those tend to skew a little higher, too.

So there's a little tip keep that in mind because if you are looking at just ones and twos.

But yet your student or your patrons can listen to that higher level than that.

You might not want to filter just down to ones and 2. so something to keep in mind as you're moving forward with sharing this type of content.

But you may find different documents in here that you really like, and you want to share them or have them linked out.

If you're doing a study on crocodiles you're having, you have a collection of information, and that's part of your oceans of possibility.

So then you can link out some of these titles that you have available here.

So here's one. These are meat eaters so here again Your get Link is right at the top.

You can grab that link and paste it wherever you like, and it'll take your users back to the spot within the resource.

Okay, So we went over those tools to support accessibility in the Powerpoint.

We went over them again just in gale ebooks.

They are also here on the right hand side, which I wanted to share with you.

We went over filtering, which you can filter by that content level which is probably used the most.

But there are a lot of great filter options available.

I can even remove those filters if I want, and you have that ability to search within 2.

If I really wanted to drill down and look for something specific like maybe i'm in this topic page of crocodiles, and I want habitats.

I can search within and look for habitats there. Okay, The only other resource I wanted to share with you today, and I just will jump into it just to point it out. And that is your gal.

In context, Middle school. it's similar to elementary that you have these images.

But once I click into one of these topics instead of taking me to the topic tree that I experienced in Gale and context elementary, it's going to take me to a list of all the topic pages in their

alphabetical. we have with our middle schoolers there about 5050 50% of the time they're clicking into the topics, and 50% of the time they're doing a basic search.

So if I did, a basic search on c turtles it will pull back all of that content.

And you're going to have everything images. videos. so Maybe you want to highlight some videos in your library.

Maybe there's some audio files. because all of your in context, resources are multimedia.

So you're gonna have that type of content available all right let's go back to the powerpoint because I want to share with you.

If you're looking to market or you're looking for training materials looking to promote these resources, let me share with you what you have available on the gale support site. And this oh, before I do we do have a webinar

coming up next month just in a couple weeks, actually April the sixth.

It is workforce support, working're going to be covering the career prep.

And job sharing tool that you have resource that you have available from the Florida electronic library.

So that's something that's trending in your library which it is in a lot of libraries.

Right now, please join me. it's a just a 30 min session, and I'm gonna take you in and show you the resume builder and all of those great tools for job searching that are available within the resource your

gale support site is where you can go to find all of those training materials.

So tutorials, and they're short they're like 2 to 3 min long.

There's also webinars there. but you're also going to find some printable tools.

So there's bookmarks If you want a bookmark to promote one of these resources.

You want to put your direct Url on the bookmark, you can do that.

You can customize the bookmarks they're going to be in the marketing materials section on the Gale support site, and i'll share this.

This is going to be in your follow-up email. But you also let me share this in the chat.

If you want to access this site you can go to it. now.

You can log in with your location. Id if you Don't know what we have the find your location right underneath button that you can utilize. if you can see right here.

The find. Your location is right underneath. You click into that.

Then you can find your location and It'll actually connect you directly to your customer Success, manager, too.

So if you want to send them an email, you can, and they can walk you through all the tools.

But we do have fliers and posters and bookmarks that you can print off.

We also have web banners, and social media. posts so great way to promote your resources. And we've done everything for you the And there's like not just one like, So if you if you're using Facebook Twitter, and you

want those social media, not just the post. We give you the instructions.

We give you 3 options images, all You have to do is link out your your library page to that that to that image or for your website banners.

We've got it all created for you every training material you can think of is going to be there.

So please check out what we have available on the Gale support site and we're always adding new materials on a regular basis to this support. site.

So there's a lot of great content in fact there is a new page that just launched, and it is for library week.

So we've curated all of our training. materials added a few new items to support library week, and I actually have included a link to that page in your follow-up.

Email. So you'll receive that all tomorrow that wraps our session.

If there are any questions I will stay on the line. My name is Tammi Vam Buren I'm, your Gale trainer, your one-on-one support at Gale is your Gale customer Success Managers

you always have the great folks at the florida electronic library that you can reach out to If you're looking for that one-on-one support, You want to walk through that support site and see what all is available there for

you. I suggest reaching out to the Gale customer success management team.

Their email is also included in your follow-up email. So i've added those types of links there training Survey should pop up when you leave.

Let me know if there are any questions. Thank you so much for joining me today.

We come a lot, I hope you're finding a lot of tools, and digital resources that you're excited to share with your patrons this summer, and as they connect to your your summer reading program all right, let me know if there are any questions
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