miscellaneous tutorials & tools


Virtual Training

Another link found via Library Supporter.

Learn how to get the best from the Web with these free online tutorials

Each tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to using the Internet to help with a particular topic. Ideal if you’re quite new to the Web, or just interested in these subjects!

You can work in your own time at your own pace – no one is monitoring you. There are quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning. Each tutorial will take an hour or two to complete, but you could just dip in and out. It’s an easy way to learn more about the Internet.

Capitvate Tutorials

::schwagbag:: has posted IM & Email Reference Staff Training with Captivate Tutorials.

Paul had asked a while back if I could share the Captivate tutorials that I put together for staff training, so here they are. They served to get staff up-to-speed on some of the basic and initial setup procedures before we met for some f2f training. Basically, it saved me a whole lot of time running from office to office setting up email proxies and Trillian : ) The staff were quite receptive to using the tutorials to get themselves set up on their own.

These tutorials are highly specific to our setup here at UNLV (i.e. Lotus Notes for email, etc). However if you’re interested in what’s involved for creating a home-grown IM/email reference setup at your library, these humble little tutorials may provide some insight.

The tutorials may seem a bit choppy because I created them back in May when we first got Captivate, and these are my first and not especially glamorous attempt (I had previously been using ViewletBuilder). At the time I had also used real reference email transcripts and provided all of our passwords for the IM accounts, so I had to record some new slides and consequently the cursor movements are a little disjointed.

There are 4 tutorials posted, so visit the post to acccess them. (Thanks to LibrarianInBlack for pointing these out.)


What is RSS and Why Should I Care? is the subject of an online “workshop” presented by Marianne Lenox, Staff Training and Development Coordinator of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library. (Found via Library Supporter.)



The National Center for Education Statistics has this neat little Kids Graphing Page that will help you create a graph. (Found via LibrarianInBlack.)

Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to consider. Maybe it will help explain what you are trying to show. Use homework problems, things you have a special interest in, or use some of the numbers you find elsewhere on this site. Have fun!

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