Fall training will be in-person only. Please note that masks are optional, but encouraged. Also note that a live stream of the workshops presented during Fall Training will not be offered. However, recorded webinars on many of the same workshop topics will be available later this year.
KING OF PRUSSIA LOCATION FULL
The King of Prussia location is now full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please proceed with registering.
Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:15am. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end no later than 3 pm, with a break from 11:30am-12:45pm for lunch on your own. We will email a reminder and directions to you one week before the scheduled session.
Act 48 and Continuing Education Information
Attendees may be eligible to receive Act 48 credit hours or CE credits for attending a session. Act 48 credit request forms and CE certificates will be handed out at the end of each training session that is Act 48/CE eligible.
(Due to cost, please note that extra handouts will not be printed and made available at the training location. If you desire printed copies, please download the handouts and print them in advance.)
- Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Placing and Fulfilling Requests [PDF]
- Teaching and Learning through the Past: Primary Sources in POWER Library [PDF]
- Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Your Participant record [PDF]
- What’s New with POWER Library? [PDF]
- The Reference (R)evolution – Harnessing the POWER of Virtual Reference [PDF]
- The Virtual Stacks – E-Books and POWER Library [PDF]
- The Digital 411 – News and Business in POWER Library [PDF]
- Science Satisfaction in POWER Library [PDF]
Bring a Laptop, iPad, or other Internet Enabled Device
Please bring your own internet-enabled device to the training in order to fully participate. Wi-fi will be available at all locations and power outlets for recharging devices will be available during breaks.
Frequently Asked Questions about Training
Training will occur on the following dates and locations:
- September 27 : Erie (Hilton Garden Inn, 2225 Downs Drive, Erie)
- September 28 : Greensburg (Westmoreland IU7, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg)
- September 29 : Altoona (Appalachia IU8, 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona)
- October 11 : Williamsport (Holiday Inn, 100 Pine Street, Williamsport)
- October 12 : Harrisburg/Summerdale (Central Penn College, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale)
- October 13 : King of Prussia (The Alloy, 301 West DeKalb Drive, King of Prussia) (PLEASE NOTE: This location is full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please proceed with registering.)
Agenda and Session Descriptions:
8:15am-9:00am – Registration and Continental Breakfast provided
Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Placing and Fulfilling Requests
This session will focus on the SHAREit Request Manager and all things related to finding what your patrons need, procuring the items, and then returning the items to the original owner. We will also go through the process of filling a request from start to finish. Attendance at SHAREit session #2 isn’t required to attend session #1 but is strongly encouraged.
“If there’s something you’d like to try; Ask me, I won’t say no, how could I?” – the Smiths
Teaching and Learning through the Past: Primary Sources in POWER Library
Primary sources give students a unique insight into the past and can be a powerful learning tool helping students relate in a personal way and promote a deeper understanding of history as a series of human events. Take a journey through history with us as we uncover the primary source materials available within POWER Library for K-12 students.
Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Your Participant record
This session will focus on the Participant Record and the importance of filling it out accurately and in its entirety as well as keeping it up to date. We will also discuss how to keep your holdings in SHAREit accurate and up to date. Attendance at SHAREit session #1 isn’t required to attend session #2 but is strongly encouraged.
“And you may ask yourself, ‘How do I work this?’” – Talking Heads
What’s New with POWER Library?
Join us as we share what’s new on the horizon for POWER Library. Learn about new training opportunities, enhanced digital promotions, live help options throughout the POWER Library website, and more. Have feedback or something you’d like to share about your experience with POWER Library? Here is your chance and we’d love to hear from you!
11:30am-12:45pm – Lunch on your own
The Reference (R)evolution – Harnessing the POWER of Virtual Reference
Since their creation, libraries have been undergoing a quiet (r)evolution as they work to meet the ever-changing needs and requirements of patrons. Nowhere is this more true than in our reference services. Learn about the changing face of library service and how POWER Library connects you to the resources you need in this changing virtual world.
The Virtual Stacks – E-Books and POWER Library
Did you know that POWER Library has thousands of e-book titles available, including over 350 new e-books added in subjects such as diversity, equity, inclusion, STEAM, education, digital literacy, and more! Learn how to navigate the e-book databases to find titles that match the needs and interests of your local library community. Virtual collection development at no added cost = priceless!
The Digital 411 – News and Business in POWER Library
In a society concerned by the rise of fake news and media bias, libraries are increasingly the place to turn for quality, reliable information. But having all the latest information and keeping your collections completely up to date can be difficult. From news and current events to business and market research, POWER Library has a host of resources available to help your patrons navigate this complex information landscape.
Science Satisfaction in POWER Library
Bill Nye the Science Guy insists that “Science Rules!” and he’s not wrong. Covering intermediate elementary, middle school, and high school, we will examine some of the science resources in POWER Library that will allow you to, much like Mike D, “be dropping the new science” on your students. We will also break down how some of these resources can be effectively applied to differentiated instruction.
“She blinded me with science; And hit me with technology.” – Thomas Dolby