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Register for the POWER Library User Conference (Fall Training)

Registration for Fall Training is open! The sessions will focus on Career Readiness: Jobs and Vocations and Teaching, Learning and Family History with Primary Sources. These sessions will be repeated in the afternoon so that attendees can switch.

Participation in Fall Training is included in your annual POWER Library Technology Support fee.

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:15 AM. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end no later than 3 PM. We will email a reminder and directions to you one week before the scheduled session.

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.

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.

Handouts
Due to cost, please note that handouts will not be printed. If you desire printed copies, please download the handouts and/or print them in advance.

Get Your Session Handouts!

Continental Breakfast  is Provided!
Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:15am. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end no later than 3:00 pm with a break for lunch on your own. Anyone with special dietary needs for the continental breakfast should contact HSLC.

Frequently Asked Questions about Training

The sessions offered at Fall Training will be Career Readiness and Vocational Resources with POWER Library and Teaching, Learning and Family History with Primary Sources. These sessions will be repeated in the afternoon so that attendees can switch.

Career Readiness and Vocational Resources with POWER Library

This session will explore career, vocational, and general DIY resources provided through POWER Library for use by librarians of all types.   The session will review the ‘Pennsylvania Job Resources’  on POWER Library and participants will identify career readiness resources within POWER Library for teaching and K-12 student use following PA Dept. of Education Career Standards.  The second portion of the session will focus on navigating the Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center for general public and vocational training use and to identify general Do It Yourself content resources within POWER Library databases for patrons of all ages and interests.

Primary Sources for Teaching, Learning and Family History

This session will highlight primary sources available for use in the classroom, at the library, and in helping patrons with genealogical research. Historical and legal documents such as diaries, letters, census records, birth/death/marriage certificates, passenger lists, military papers and yearbooks can reveal wonderful information about individual and local history. Visual records such as photographs, videos, and paintings; as well as interviews, speeches and oral histories preserved by recording or transcribing can provide powerful firsthand evidence about a person, event, location or object and their surrounding historical context. We will review sources offered through POWER Library such as the Pennsylvania Photos and Documents digital collections, Gale’s American Eras: Primary Sources (in Gale Virtual Reference Library [GVRL]), U.S. History in Context and World History in Context (Research In Context), TrueFLIX, AP Images, and a librarian-curated PA Photos and Documents Civil War Primary Source Set. We will also look at digital collections and curated primary source sets made available by PA Digital and the Digital Public Library of America, and see what Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration have to offer.

At the end of this session you will be able to

  • Search and browse Pennsylvania Photos and Documents to find primary sources on various topics:
    • Cities and counties in Pennsylvania
    • Early Pennsylvania history and the Revolutionary War
    • Civil War
    • World War I and II
    • Industrial Revolution
    • … and more!
  • Learn searching tips for researching genealogy and family history
  • Locate additional grade and age-appropriate primary sources within POWER Library e-resources
  • Locate curated primary source sets for use in teaching at various grade levels, in library programming, or to share with patrons who wish to explore local, state and national history

Training Dates and Locations

(Please select a location to register.)

Date: September 18, 2019

Location:
Ephrata Public Library (Ephrata)
550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522

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