Hone your reference skills and explore resources this fall

From the freely available Exploring our Statewide Resources series to webinars that discuss best practices and programming ideas, the sessions in our Reference Skills & Resources track will teach you about tools and techniques to help you meet the information needs of the diverse communities you serve. Click the title links below for more information and to register.

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Quick Research Reference Sources
As the new academic year gets started, library staff members working in all kinds of communities will find themselves coping with the annual onslaught of requests for help starting a research project or paper. Luckily every library across the state has access to a set of three great resources that can help: Biography Reference Bank, Literary Reference Center, and Science Reference Center.
Tuesday, September 10 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenters: Joe Ceterski (EBSCO) and Sara Churchill (Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County)

Who’s Tracking You?: Privacy Tips and Programming Ideas
Explore the digital traces we leave behind as we surf, tweet, pin, dm and more. Whether you’re worried about your own digital footprint or interested in learning how to talk to your community about these important issues, plan to join us for this webinar for practical tips and eye-opening discussions. No technology expertise required!
Thursday, September 19 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Meghan Sheeran (Upper Arlington Public Library)
CEUs: 1

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Hobbies and Craft Reference Center
Support your local makers, crafters, and the creative “gig” culture by learning more about a fantastic resource—the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center—that offers ‘how-to’ instructions, creative solutions, and useful life-hacks to meet the needs and interests of virtually any hobbyist.  From arts & crafts ideas to outdoor games & gardening, find full-text articles and demonstration videos.
Wednesday, November 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Joe Ceterski (EBSCO) and Sara Churchill (Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County)
 

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