BadgerLink Update

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BadgerLink Update

  1. 1. WVLS BadgerLink Update August 28, 2013
  2. 2. Kara Ripley BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5
  3. 3. Agenda • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  4. 4. News, training info, and updates about BadgerLink
  5. 5. Links to social media
  6. 6. Search across multiple resources simultaneously
  7. 7. Contact the BadgerLink Training Librarian with your searching question
  8. 8. Browse by usergroup, resource type, or subject
  9. 9. About BadgerLink is the page that gives info about the program like statistics and how our resources are selected
  10. 10. Get the Word Out! is a page for organizations to get materials to help share the word about BadgerLink.
  11. 11. Request Bookmarks and Posters page allows you to request and view thumbnails of our promo materials.
  12. 12. Library Card Login is a page that allows the user to login to BadgerLink to access our resources.
  13. 13. Help is a page has a link to the technical support request, info on copyright, FAQs, and training.
  14. 14. Agenda • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  15. 15. LearningExpress Library Available from: • All Resources • For Students • I want to find…Multimedia • I want to learn about…College & Jobs
  16. 16. Requires a login
  17. 17. Login has nothing to do with BadgerLink authentication. The login is required so you can keep track of what tests or books you have started.
  18. 18. You are able to start and stop your practice tests and courses. See your scored test when you are done.
  19. 19. LearningExpress Library Type of materials available: • Tests • eBooks • Courses
  20. 20. What are some popular tests? • AP Tests • ASVAB • Commercial Driver’s License • Cosmetology • Firefighter • GED • GRE, MCAT, LSAT • Nursing Licensure • Praxis • PSAT, SAT, and ACT • Real Estate • TOEFL • US Citizenship
  21. 21. Some practice tests are timed Start and stop the clock.
  22. 22. You are able to start and stop your practice tests and courses. See your scored test when you are done.
  23. 23. LearningExpress Library eBooks: • No maximum simultaneous users • No limit on number of downloads • No checkout requirements
  24. 24. LearningExpress Library Popular Software Tutorials • WiLS funded using funds awarded through a LSTA grant • To make the materials easy for patrons and librarians to find and use, they’ve been integrated with the LearningExpress Library available on the BadgerLink website
  25. 25. All are courses
  26. 26. Click to expand each section
  27. 27. Click Start to begin the course
  28. 28. BadgerLink Outreach
  29. 29. Social Media Facebook • www.facebook.com/WisBadgerLink Twitter • twitter.com/WisDPIBadgerli • Searching tips, content update, highlights relevant content, interact with community • Friend or follow us, share or retweet our content!
  30. 30. • Closed, moderated list – To join send a message to: – join-badgerlinklist@lists.dpi.wi.gov – Click on “Email List” from BadgerLink Homepage – BadgerLink also posts content on WisPubLib, WEMTA, and other listservs BadgerLink Email List
  31. 31. • 20-40 minute live training webinars • Archived on BadgerLink website: http://www.badgerlink.net/training.html • Divided into thematic seasons • Each session covers one resource, database, or interface BadgerBrunch/Lunch/Latté
  32. 32. BadgerBrunch/Lunch/Latté Fall Webinar Series 2013 Thursdays, Sept 29 to Oct 17 Starting at 10 AM 30 - 45 minute sessions
  33. 33. • 1-4 minute tutorial videos available from the DPI YouTube page • http://www.youtube.com/wisconsindpi – Consumer Reports – Finding Obituaries – Finding Census Records – Literary Criticism – Primary Sources – Student Research Center BadgerBite Tutorials
  34. 34. • Request BadgerLink trainings for your school or library • Trainings can cover: Trainings • How to search BadgerLink! • Reader’s Advisory • Using BadgerLink in the classroom • Finding Multimedia in BadgerLink • Suggest a new topic you are interested in exploring!
  35. 35. Kara Ripley BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5
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