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Upcoming Webinars

2/08/23
2:00 PM (ET)
45 Min

Your library provides essential services to support small business development, management, workforce development, and economic growth. The Washington State Library provides libraries with rich business resources from Gale to support the small businesses in your area, entrepreneurs, and business students. Learn more about Gale Business: Entrepreneurship, Gale Business: Insights, and Gale OneFile: Business. Join this webinar, to discover resources that help entrepreneurs start, manage and optimize their business. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

2/09/23
2:00 PM (ET)
45 Min

Gale Admin provides tools to configure your Gale resource preferences including authentication, LMS integration, and individual resource functionality. In addition to these tools, you can also view usage reports, including COUNTER 5. Join us to explore the features and workflows of this valuable resource. This session is intended for those who administer or manage their library resources.

2/16/23
2:00 PM (ET)
60 Min

Escape Rooms are a unique way to engage your learners, and Gale is here to help you build them! In this webinar, we will explore our pre-created content specific and blank Escape Rooms to help your students explore your Gale resources. We will also review best practices for Escape Room development and implementation. This session is intended for any educator looking to integrate Gale into their classroom.

2/21/23
4:00 PM (ET)
15 Min

Gale provides library administrators with several materials to support the Washington State Library resources. Adding direct product links to your library website provides a clear access point for patrons, students, teachers, and faculty to your Gale resources. Join this training to learn where to find your library's product links for databases and eBooks. We will also cover MARC records for your catalog during this training session. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

3/09/23
2:00 PM (ET)
45 Min

The Washington State Library has Gale resources to support health, wellness, and the study of medicine. Join this webinar to learn more about the medical resources available for your patron that is seeking health or medical information, for the high school student interested in nursing or becoming an EMT, or the medical student or health care professional needing up-to-date information. We explore three resources, Gale Health and Wellness, Gale OneFile Health and Medicine, and Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health with content to support all users! This session will be recorded.

3/21/23
4:00 PM (ET)
15 Min

Support the varied learning needs of your users with accessible user-friendly tools available in your Gale resources from the Washington State Library! In this webinar, we will explore how tools such as display options, text-to-speech, and translate can meet the needs of all your users. We will share best practices to help users engage with content to meet their personal, professional, and academic goals. This session will be recorded.

4/20/23
2:00 PM (ET)
60 Min

Gale In Context Resources from the Washington State Library make it easy to explore class or course topics, and find sources for assignments that are sure to impress. Videos, articles from premium publications, encyclopedia entries, primary sources, and more allow users to investigate everything from global issues and science to literature and history in one easy-to-use platform. Join this session to learn how the Gale In Context resources can support classroom learning, homeschool and homework help, and coursework. The training session is for K-12 librarians, public librarians and will also cover higher education focus of study for specific resources. This session will be recorded.

5/02/23
4:00 PM (ET)
15 Min

Gale’s Highlights and Notes helps users develop and expand their research skills. In this 15 minutes to mastery session for the Washington State Library resources, we’ll share best practices and unique ideas for using the Highlights and Notes tool to support researchers of all levels.

5/25/23
1:00 PM (ET)
60 Min

Take a deeper dive into Gale's OneFile product suite from the Washington State Library. Gale's OneFile resources provide millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, users will find accurate information and articles to support their interests. Join this session to explore authoritative periodical content, learn best practices for the tools and workflow features, and ways to share content with your users from within your Gale resources. This session will be recorded.

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