Library Training

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This is the library training for all NYLC staff for the months of June and July, 2007. Photos have been shamelessly nicked and are the property of their rightful owners.

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  • Library Training

    1. 1. Library Training June and July 2007
    2. 2. Training outline <ul><li>Introduction to the database. </li></ul><ul><li>How to read the database. </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the database. </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the archives. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Getting books added to the library <ul><li>Request books to be added </li></ul><ul><li>Find a book that might be useful to others? Put it into the in-box. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Book Organizer Deluxe <ul><li>Shareware database system made by Primasoft, licensed to NYLC. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Features <ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Easily changed </li></ul><ul><li>Easy backup </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to organize </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty speedy </li></ul>
    6. 6. Reading the database. <ul><li>Tabs in the center of any screen will tell you what letter you are on. </li></ul><ul><li>Project, involvement, location, and type. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes generally contain information about the nature of the item (size, binding, order). </li></ul>
    7. 7. How to search the database <ul><li>The search is automatically for all fields. If you want to be specific, pick an item from the dropdown box. </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your search term. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Quick and painless <ul><li>The search will pull up the editable text, which looks just like the view tab text. </li></ul><ul><li>Is that the item you want? </li></ul><ul><li>Check it out… </li></ul>
    9. 9. Checking out/Removing books. <ul><li>Add who you are, and when you removed it. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Archives <ul><li>Archives are located in the Communications office and Jim’s office. </li></ul><ul><li>Archives have an hierarchical order. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In other words, there are large topics (I.E. Urban Service-Learning) and subtopics (I.E. Urban Service-Learning: Research). In certain cases the hierarchy will be more in depth (Urban Service-learning: Research: Community based) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Archive examples
    12. 12. Finding a book on the shelf <ul><li>The library is separated into categories by colored sticker. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the categories, they are alphabetized. </li></ul><ul><li>If you return a book, please put it back on the shelf in the correct place. </li></ul>
    13. 13. The Free as in Kittens: Beyond Google <ul><li>http://www.libx.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Firefox Plug-in. Will search university libraries in the area for books. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches Libraries all over the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://eric.ed.gov/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches educational resources. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. The end

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