Training Opportunities

Marigold's Training & Communications Coordinator provides eResources, eReader, and Mobile Devices training for Marigold member Library staff on-demand, in-person, or via videoconference.
Click here to view the current Training & Presentations Catalogue.

To schedule a training session, please contact (unless otherwise noted):

Caleigh Haworth
Training & Communications Coordinator
1-855-934-5334, xt. 252
caleigh@marigold.ab.ca 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

*Don't see what you need? Contact Caleigh with your training topic requests.

Ask Me!
Duration: depends on questions asked
Location: VC

Have questions about eResources, eReaders, or mobile devices? Connect one-on-one through videoconference with Caleigh and get the answers to all of your questions.

eBooks for eReaders & Mobile Devices
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ

Did you know that your library card gives you access to a large collection of downloadable e-Books to borrow? Join us for a presentation on how you can borrow e-Books from your library through the 3M Cloud Library and OverDrive eBook services. You are welcome to bring your laptops, e-Readers or mobile devices or use the equipment provided by Marigold for hands-on experience. (please note: Kindle eReaders are NOT compatible with Library eBooks services, only the Kindle Fire tablets are compatible)

eNewspapers & eMagazines
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Member Library, Marigold HQ, or VC

Did you know that your library card provides you free access to newspapers and magazines online? Library PressDisplay gives you instant access to 3000+ newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages and  Zinio for Libraries gives you access to 90+ of the most popular magazines – all for free on your PC or tablet! You are invited to bring your mobile device or use the  equipment provided by Marigold for hands-on experience.

eReader Test Drive
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ

e-Readers and tablets are more popular than ever. This informative presentation familiarizes you with what kind of e-Readers and tablets are available, what features they have, price ranges, and what criteria to use when choosing a device for you or your loved ones. We will have several models available for you to pick up, look over and test drive!

eResources (misc.)
Duration: half-hour each, or combine a few into a longer session
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
  • Hoopla - Learn how to borrow and stream videos, music albums, and audiobooks.
  • Freegal - Learn how to search for and download songs to keep (MP3 format).
  • NoveList Plus / NoveList K - 8 - Learn how to use NoveList to boost your Reader's Advisory service and help patrons of all ages find their next great read.
  • TumbleBook Library - Learn all about the features of TumbleBook Library, including popular picture books turned into interactive cartoons, read-alongs, language learning, and more.
  • Grant Connect - Learn how to use this in-library tool to aid grantseeking.
  • SOLARO - NEW! From the creators of THE KEY Study Guides - SOLARO provides study help and exam prep based on Alberta curriculum for grades 3 through 12. Covers Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science.
  • EBSCO Databases - Several of our reasearch databases are EBSCO products. This means that they are searchable in similar ways - learn how to search one and you've learned them all! (includes Academic Search Elite, ALT Health Watch, Canadian Reference Center, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, Science Reference Center).
eResources Overview
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Member Library, Marigold HQ, or VC

Overwhelmed by all of the eResources offered through Marigold? This session will go through the eResources available and explain their purpose. (please note, for eBook services book the specific eBook session

LibraryAware

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 6

LibraryAware is an online tool designed to help libraries quickly create professional looking marketing publications such as posters, flyers, bookmarks, and digital newsletters.
How to Set Up Your LibraryAware Account
Follow Marigold Library System's Pinterest Board: LibraryAware Examples

Library Reports Overview
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 4
Please contact your Library Services Consultant to schedule an overview of mandatory and recommended Library Reports.
Polaris Training
Duration: approx. 2 - 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 5

Please contact your Library Services Consultant to schedule Polaris Training.

SimplyReports
Duration: approx. 2 - 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 5

Please contact your Library Services Consultant to schedule SimplyReports Training.

VDX
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 2

Please contact Nancy in Direct Services to schedule VDX Training.

Website Editing

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ
Maximum Participants: 4

This session introduces staff to the website template and teaches how to create, edit, and maintain all sections. Customized tutorials on specific sections are also available (approx. 0.5 to 1 hour each.)

Your Library is Mobile (Library Apps)

Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Member Library or Marigold HQ

Your mobile device gives you free access to several library services. Whether Apple or Android, you can enjoy eBooks, learn a new language, download music, and much more all on-the-go! You are invited to bring your mobile device or use the  equipment provided by Marigold for hands-on experience.

Self-Directed Training


Online Tutorials

*check out www.GCFlearnfree.org for more tutorials


Videos

Website Editing Series

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