Continuing Education - Learning Opportunities
Narrated Powerpoint Presentations (PPT) from the Maine State Library. The PDF files below require the free Adobe Reader.
- Introduction to MARVEL; slides & notes [PDF, 624 KB]
- Navigating MARVEL; slides & notes [PDF, 543KB]
- Searching MARVEL; slides & notes [PDF, 583 KB]
- Hobbies & Crafts via MARVEL; slides & notes [PDF, 339 KB]
- Maine Resources in Marvel; slides & notes [PDF1.34 MB]
- Encyclopedia Britannica; slides & notes [PDF, 307 KB]
- NoveList: What Should I Read Next?; slides & notes [PDF, 209 KB]
- Introduction to LearningExpress Library; slides & notes [PDF, 1.67 MB]
- Using LearningExpress Library; slides & notes [PDF, 1.62 MB]
- Looking for Information: EBSCOHost; slides & notes [PDF, 249 KB]
- Introduction to Ancestry.com; Printed slides and notes-Intro, [PDF, 414 KB]
- Ancestry.com Documents; Printed slides and notes-Docs [PDF, 317 KB]
- Searching Ancestry.com; Printed slides and notes-Searching [PDF, 588 KB]
More MARVEL! Training
- MARVEL Vendor Resources: Maine Infonet page with links to all MARVEL vendor's training and publicity resources in one place.
- EBSCO and NoveList Tutorials and Support
- Gale's MARVEL Webinar Calendar Register for upcoming webinar on Gale's products in MARVEL and get access to archives of past recordings.
- Proquest training information
- Britannica training sessions
Reminder to libraries about MARVEL! logins
- Libraries! Do NOT create generic/group logins to the MARVEL! resources
- Due to the license agreements for the statewide subscription to the databases, usernames and passwords for accessing these databases are to be created for individual, Maine State Resident usage only.
- Patrons need their own username and password for their own MARVEL account.
- Customize this MARVELous guide for your own library! Download MARVEL guide [Word,559 KB]; PDF version [PDF, 601 KB]
Unlimited Free Online Courses and Webinars from WebJunction
Access to library-related course content is now open nationally so you no longer need an account for this content. However, many of the management courses offered through WebJunction, and required for voluntary certification, are provided by the vendor Skillsoft. You do need an account to access these courses. Instructions for setting up a Skillsoft account are on the certification page.
- WebJunction Course Catalog
- Skillsoft Management Courses
- WebJunction Webinars: Check the Maine Library Community calendar for dates, descriptions and registration information
CE Stipends to put towards continuing education are available from the district offices.
- Check out recent books in Maine State Library's professional collection
Other Learning Opportunities
- Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Fee-based online update-your-skills courses are available in addition to the online degree program.
- 23MobileThings - self directed online program about mobile technologies
- GFC Global Learning – offers free, beginning computer courses and tutorials. (Office, Internet, Computer basics,etc.)
- Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources
- Master lesson presentations by Google