MINITEX Reference Services is pleased to announce upcoming webinars. Please register today before sessions become full!
To get more information and to register go to: MINITEX Webinar Session Catalog
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:30 PM
Learn about folksonomies, which attach “tags” or terms to information that one finds or creates on the web to collaborate in categorizing that information in a more meaningful way. How the general public is are using them and their potential in the library community? Some sites discussed include Flickr and Del.icio.us.
An Unearthed Genealogy Resource: WorldCat
Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:00 AM
Through examples of different search techniques and resources examine the potential for WorldCat to locate items of interest regarding family roots and ties. Thus “super” catalog contains such items as: church histories, wills, manuscripts, maps and even possibly your great-grandfather’s teddy bear.
ELM and the First-Year-Experience
Thursday, August 10, 2006, 1:00 PM
Monday, August 21, 2006, 10:00 AM
Discover and discuss how the freely accessible suite of 15 databases available through the Electronic Library for Minnesota can be a good place to start with your college/university freshman this fall semester. As they are learning to navigate through campus, their courses, and their library resources for the first time, the ELM portal provides a freshman-level appropriate gateway to get them started on their research and can be used to guide them to where those same or similar resources are available in your library.
Locating and Incorporating Primary Sources into the K-12 Curriculum
Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:00 AM
Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 2:00 PM
Learn and discuss how ELM resources such as Gale’s Discovering Collection and Junior Reference Collection as well as the Minnesota Digital Library's Minnesota Reflections may be mined to locate primary sources for the K-12 curriculum. Participants will be able to take away a list of strategies for incorporating these primary sources into the curriculum. Come prepared to discover and share.