11 Jul 2014

Four librarian webinars in July

Below is a select list of four free webinars that take place in July and might be of interest to you.
The topics include Excel, library service design around mobile-device use, MEDLINE training and some latest library-tech news brought to you by courtesy of NLC.

Understanding the Excel Data Model
Tuesday, 15th July, 5pm – 6pm (IST)
The Excel data model is revolutionising how you can work with data in Excel. In this webinar, you will learn what an Excel data model is, how to get data into a data model, how to extend the data model by using Power Pivot.

References for this webinar:
- Create a Data Model in Excel (how-to)
- Find out which data sources are used in a workbook data model (how-to)
- Tutorial: PivotTable data analysis using a Data Model in Excel 2013 (tutorial)
Wednesday, 16th July, 7pm – 8pm (IST)
How does your library welcome users with mobile devices like tablets, laptops, and smartphones? More people are opting to bring their own devices, and this has an impact on the way libraries provide services. Library space is being used differently, and library staff are being asked to provide assistance in new ways.

Come to this free webinar to learn how to meet the mobile needs of your community by adapting your library space and providing support to staff. Carson Block (Carson Block Consulting) and Scott Sime (Johnson County Library, Kansas) will share their expertise on this subject. Walk away with practical tips for how to:
- Make library space more mobile-device friendly
- Prepare staff to provide mobile-device assistance
- Assess and improve IT infrastructure
- Approach funding
Database Training: MEDLINE
Tuesday, 22nd July, 4pm – 5pm (IST)
This class is for participants who want to learn to search all versions of MEDLINE effectively. Use of subject headings, subheadings, limits, field codes and search history will be covered.

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Wednesday, 30th July, 4pm – 5pm (IST)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the Nebraska Library Comission’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions.


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