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This presentation provides an overview to using GLEAN, the Georgia Library Education Access Network, for Georgia's library staff. Learn what you can expect to find in GLEAN, how to use portions of …

This presentation provides an overview to using GLEAN, the Georgia Library Education Access Network, for Georgia's library staff. Learn what you can expect to find in GLEAN, how to use portions of the system to manage your learning, how to contribute to community discussions, and how to take your learning on the go.

Presentation developed by Karen Douglas from original source files created by Jay Turner.

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  • 1. Presentation developed by: Karen Douglas, Technical Assistant and Training Coordinator Athens Regional Library System Original training source files created by: Jay Turner, Director, CE and Training Georgia Public Library Service
  • 2. GLEAN is brought to you by Georgia Public Library Service with funding made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Explore the wealth of courses, online books, videos, webinars, and documents to enhance your job skills and accelerate your career. Leverage the different features of GLEAN to find the resources you need and to create a customized learning plan! GLEAN is training specifically for library staff. This will not be used for patron training.
  • 3. What is it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbjumNYstx4
  • 4. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses)
  • 5. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand
  • 6. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius This is a social network feature for following other staff and recommending books and courses It works inside the learning management system and Books 24x7. It is sort of like a hybrid between Facebook and Twitter. It shows the latest activity. Again, this is only seen within GLEAN. It is not public on the Internet.
  • 7. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius • Library specific courses from other libraries
  • 8. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius • Library specific courses from other libraries
  • 9. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius • Library specific courses from other librariesYou can leave comments for each course that can be made “public” to the GLEAN community or “private” for your eyes only.
  • 10. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius • Library specific courses from other libraries
  • 11. What does GLEAN offer? • Skillsoft Courseware (3,000+ self paced courses) • Books 24 x 7 On Demand • Skillsoft inGenius • Library specific courses from other libraries • Webinar archives just for libraries Archived webinars in this learning management system (GLEAN) qualify for continuing education credits which will count towards library renewal certification.
  • 12. How will it benefit you? • Reinforce Core Competencies • Keep up with library and software trends • Anytime learning • Certification Resources • Accessible from home • Books 24x7 accessible on mobile devices
  • 13. How to access GLEAN http://georgialibraries.skillport.com Username: jsmith@athenslibrary.org Password: your own password
  • 14. How to access GLEAN GPLS CE webpage has been redesigned www.georgialibraries.org/cetraining
  • 15. How to navigate in GLEAN My Plan Create a customized learning plan to address specific development goals and keep track of frequently accessed learning assets. You can quickly return to them in My Plan with a single click. Organize and view your learning assets according to your preference: by due date, by type of asset, or in custom folders. My Progress Review both completed and in-progress learning assets in My Progress. Quickly create print-friendly reports on your learning history and certificates of completion. Catalog Browse the GLEAN catalog to see what resources are available to you. Add learning assets from the catalog to your learning plan, or launch them directly from the catalog. The catalog is organized by subject matter and by related professional certification for easy navigation. SEARCH & LEARNTM Perform searches across your full library of resources, and be directed to the specific book page, course topic, or other tool you need for instant and relevant answers. A powerful search engine allows you to use complex search expressions. Results are ranked by relevancy so you can quickly find what you need.
  • 16. How to navigate in GLEAN My Plan Also, if you attend training outside of GLEAN and would like to keep a record of that traning, you can within your “My Plan.” Just click to add a note.
  • 17. How to view your courses (In Progress and Completed) Click here (on red icon) to print your certificate for any completed course. Archived webinars will count toward your continuing education credits. For any course that does not provide the opportunity to print a certificate after the course is completed, you will need to follow the same routine you have always used. For instance, if you attended a webinar that was posted on the GPLS continuing education webpage, you would complete and submit the online form, “Request for Attendance Certificate for E- learning Courses/Events” for GPLS to respond with a certificate.
  • 18. How to access Books 24x7 While logged into GLEAN, click on the link at the top right to access Books 24x7 22,000 online videos, books and audiobooks
  • 19. Thousands of titles and videos!
  • 20. Mobile Users These are not e-books, but instead, online books. So, as long as your device has Internet connection, you can read these books.
  • 21. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Books 24/7 1. Search: The Search box is found at the top of every page. 2. Tools: Use these to save items, create bookmarks, etc. 3. Personal Folders: Create folders to suit your needs.
  • 22. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Books 24/7 4. System Folders: See new titles, upcoming live events, Books24x7 info, top titles and your history. 5. Manage Folders: Create, rename, delete and empty folders. Move titles from one folder to another. 6. Browse Topics: Search for a title by selecting a topic. 7. Recent Activity: Displays the latest happenings within the inGenius Community.
  • 23. Books 24/7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • 24. Books 24/7 You can set up to receive email notifications when new items have been added! This is also a great reminder to use GLEAN.
  • 25. Books 24/7 You can manage and create your own folders. For instance, if you wanted to create a folder called, “Read later,” then you could add any content you locate to that folder to access on a later date. Also, you can review your reading history here.
  • 26. Books 24/7 Browse by audiobooks…After you have selected a title, just download the MP3. These are not DRM protected titles. The files never expire on your device until you decide to remove them!
  • 27. Books 24/7 Browse by short videos…
  • 28. Books 24/7 Filter your results…
  • 29. Next Steps… • Go to the GLEAN log in page • Sign in with your email and password • Explore the learning management system • Get connected with inGenius • Go to Books 24x7 and search for content • Try to download an audiobook or read an online book from your mobile device • GET STARTED TODAY!