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Gale resources can facilitate connections between learners even when your learning community is working virtually. Gale resources offer valuable tools and content to develop and enhance learning and research, whether classrooms or reference desks are in-person or online. In this session, we reviewed collaboration and sharing tools as well as shared best practices for putting content to work for your learners. Recorded 9-10-20
Recorded on 9/10/20
NC LIVE updated their Gale eBooks collection with new reference titles for science, medicine, social issues, business plans, and more. In this session, we explored those titles, shared how they can be incorporated into coursework, reference work, and programming/outreach. This session will also provide a “brush-up” on the Gale eBooks platform. Recorded 8-11-20
Recorded on 8/11/20
The August SAT is right around the corner so you may find lots of need for Testing and Education Reference Center’s help! This resource offers great support for students studying for the SAT - practice tests, a prep eBook, and an online course! During this webinar, we explored support for the SAT and other standardized test and showed off the TERC’s new test-taking experience. Recorded 8-7-20
Recorded on 8/07/20
As more coursework is performed online, your Gale resources are here to help! In this webinar, we shared for tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition in your NC LIVE resources, Gale In Context: Science and Literature Resource Center. Recorded 8-6-20
Recorded on 8/06/20
You've invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers, students, and patrons but perhaps you've found that the digital portion of your resources doesn't always get the attention it deserves. View this recorded webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your Gale digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! In this recorded session we showcase marketing materials and outreach templates available for all your Gale products, discuss how to create a content calendar to promote your collection year round, and outline steps to develop a marketing plan focused on your unique users.
Recorded on 5/07/20
As you work to support your community online, Gale Customer Success and Training are here to answer your questions and help you connect with your users in new ways. Join Gale Customer Success Managers, Kevin Teller and Anne Nagrant, and Gale Training Consultant, Stacey Knibloe for quick tips related to common support and access questions. Bring your questions for the open Q&A to address your specific needs. Recorded 4-24-20
Recorded on 4/24/20
As you work to support your institution online, Gale Customer Success and Training are here to answer your questions and help you connect with your users in new ways. Join Gale Customer Success Manager, Stephen Lank and Gale Training Consultant, Marian Valentine for quick tips related to common support and access questions.
Recorded on 4/21/20
Gale's Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is available to all NC LIVE libraries! In this webinar, we'll introduce you to TERC and what it can do for your users! Testing & Education Reference Center helps your users prepare for the future in ways never before possible. From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, TERC provides users with online test preparation, along with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests; a list is available in the resource or at: https://assets.cengage.com/gale/tlist/additional/terc_rt.xlsx. In this session we'll dive into the content and show off the tools, including our new resume creator, to make this resource a success in your library! Recorded 3-24-2020
Recorded on 3/24/20
As your school or institution quickly makes the move from in-person courses to online learning, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.
Recorded on 3/20/20
Did you know your NC LIVE resource, Gale In Context: Science, is full of interactive simulations and experiments? These resources engage students and patrons in how scientific disciplines relate to real-world topics like electricity and weather. Join us to learn how to put these tools to work in your instruction, maker spaces, and library programming!
Recorded on 3/09/20
Your NC LIVE resource, Gale Literature Resource Center, recently received interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll share what's changed with Gale Literature Resource Center, including both interface and specific tool enhancements. Join us to learn how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. Recorded 1-27-2020
Recorded on 1/27/20
Gale's Literature product family is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale Literary Sources (now called Gale Literature), a cross-search of your library’s Gale literary databases that may include Literature Resource Center (now called Gale Literature Resource Center), LitFinder (now called Gale Literature: LitFinder), and Literature Criticism Online (now called Gale Literature Criticism). Join us to learn how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. (Learn more about these enhancements athttps://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.)
Recorded on 1/06/20
Does your library offer book clubs? Or offer support for your community book club groups? Your NC LIVE resource from Gale, Literature Resource Center can help! Along with in-depth critical analysis, you’ll find detailed author biographies for authors and what makes them tick. These sources can be invaluable to interested readers! In this webinar, we’ll explore finding what you need and provide tips for integrating these resources into book club discussions. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend. Recorded 10-22-19
Recorded on 10/22/19
Discover all features available in your NC LIVE resources, Gale In Context: Science and Literature Resource Center, that support the needs of your English Language Learners and reach more users with our accessibility support tools! This recorded session shows how our various tools and multimedia content support all your learners. Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder and so many other features can be utilized to find content for every learner!
Recorded on 10/15/19
Gale In Context resources are receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale In Context: Biography (previously Biography In Context), Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (previously Opposing Viewpoints In Context), and other popular Gale In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.
Recorded on 8/01/19
Gale's Usage Tool is great for monthly usage statistics and reports on demand but did you know there's a new tool from Gale that analyzes that data for you? Gale's Usage Dashboard takes your usage statistics and examines your usage year to year and month to month providing easy analytics for your own reporting. You can run reports to find the most popular search terms in your library, download charts and graphs that show usage trends, and much more with this exciting tool! In this session, we'll recap how to get our standard data out of Gale's Usage Tool and then show off what the Usage Dashboard can do for you! Recorded 7-30-19
Recorded on 7/30/19
This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these changes.
Recorded on 7/18/19
Gale has a variety of support tools that can help you market and use our resources to their best advantage. No need to recreate the wheel - our support site offers already prepared bookmarks, posters, and social media posts for your use in spreading the word about your excellent NC LIVE/Gale resources. We also provide offers a variety of learning materials - on-demand tutorials, resource guides and more - that you can use to educate end users, train new library staff, and more. Join us during this webinar so you can learn how to make these support tools work for you!
Recorded on 3/11/19
Taken in aggregate, your Gale collection from NC LIVE holds a myriad of materials – from scholarly viewpoints to exclusive literary sources to engaging multimedia – offering an incredibly deep wealth of content and context to support faculty who want to refresh, revise or even replace course material. In this webinar, we'll share how you can integrate this content into your library's LibGuides using Gale Bookmarks. Join us to learn more! Recorded 1-16-19
Recorded on 1/16/19
Tune into this 30 minute webinar to learn how Gales Science In Context can help you at the reference desk. Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this one-stop resource will help meet your patrons and student's science needs. Recorded 10/4/18
Recorded on 10/04/18
Libraries Rock! Summer reading programs encourage children, youth and families to read and helps children maintain reading skills. As you prepare your programs, your NC LIVE Gale resources can trigger ideas and provide additional routes to reading! This webinar will reveal connections between NC LIVE Gale resources to summer reading initiatives in your library using this year's theme: Libraries Rock! Youll learn how to connect users with information on the go, and youll walk away with ideas to make this summer a stand-out for your users! Recorded for NC LIVE 4/23/18
Recorded on 4/23/18
Gale Virtual Reference Library houses your NC LIVE/Gale e-reference collection and you've got a lot of great titles to work with! In this webinar, we'll explore searching, browsing, and downloading content from GVRL as well as how you can create custom collections on the home page. Join us and bring your questions too! Recorded for NC LIVE 3/23/18
Recorded on 3/23/18
Time for a refresher on Gale's Literature Resource Center? Then join us for this 30-minute webinar! Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. This top-notch resource is a big help at your reference desk and we'll explore other ways it can support your library from libguides to books clubs! Recorded for NC LIVE 3/5/18
Recorded on 3/05/18
Have you noticed some changes in your Gale eBooks in GVRL? Reading levels, Topic Finder, building collections are just a few of the new features that have launched in the last few months. In this session we'll share how these features can benefit your library and allow you to customize to suite your users! Recorded for NC LIVE 11/2/17
Recorded on 11/02/17
Get ready to be a luminary of library instruction and a reference rock star this fall! While you enjoy the summer, prepare yourself for next semester with a quick refresher of your NC LIVE Gale resources! This webinar will review key Gale academic library resources available through NC LIVE. We'll focus on shared navigation features and document tools while clarifying content to support specific instruction and research needs. Join this session, and you'll be ready to support faculty and students next semester! Recorded for NC LIVE 7/12/17
Recorded on 7/12/17