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​​Archived Training Sessions

​​​​​​​​​Below is a list of training sessions recorded from the State Library's popular live online trainings. You will hear from the library's trainers; see the presentation slides; listen in on answers to the participants' questions; and hear about resources that will help with your own questions. These training sessions are free and can be viewed at your convenience. No certificates will be issued for listening to these recordings. Please check back often for updates.​


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State Library's Resources and Services

Browse! Check Out! Download! @ Kentucky Libraries Unbound
Want to download electronic resources such as eBooks and audiobooks, but don't know where to begin? This one hour long class will cover the basics of what KY Libraries Unbound is and how to use it. It will review how to search for materials and cover the steps you take to download audiobooks and eBooks. (1/18/2018)

Crash Course on KYVL Databases: What are they? Why use them?
Have you ever wondered what is available through the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)? Have you heard about “those databases” but just never gotten around to checking them out? Maybe you have used it a few times or just have your favorite databases but don’t go beyond them. Then this training may be for you. This 1-hour session will explore many of the 30+ databases available through KYVL. The focus will be on what you will find in the databases and how you can use them. (8/30/17)

EBSCOhost: The Host with the Most!
The EBSCOhost database suite has everything for your “need to know” – 26 databases with full text access to newspapers; magazines; professional journal articles, including thousands of peer-reviewed titles; encyclopedia entries; quality, up-to-date medical information; and the list goes on and on!  We’ll be discussing each of the databases, and exploring how to search both a single database and multiple databases simultaneously, how to set up a personal account, capture results, and arrange alerts so you can follow a topic of interest.  EBSCOhost is an invaluable tool for researching just about any topic you can imagine!  So join me as we take a tour of this extremely useful resource. (8/24/2017)

A Guide to KYVL’s CINAHL with Full Text
This training session provides an overview of KYVL’s CINAHL with Full Text database. It includes publications from the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses’ Association and much more. Database content includes information on nursing biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. This is a “must” class for nurses, nurse educators, allied health professionals and researchers. (5/25/17)

Health and Medical Information in KYVL Databases
This training session provides an overview of MedLine, AHFS Consumer Medical Information, Consumer Health Complete and Health Source databases that are available from the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL). (6/22/17)

Information Literacy: Finding Facts in the Era of Fake News
Does fluoride in public water supplies cause serious health problems? Did millions of people vote illegally in the 2016 presidential election? Knowing what to believe is hard these days, making information literacy more vital than ever. Join us as we discuss the history, types, and challenges of fake news, as well as how to strengthen your fact-finding skills. (6/16/17)

LearningExpress Library: Your One-Stop Educational and Career Resource
Join me in exploring LearningExpress Library, a KYVL resource that can help you achieve your educational and career goals. Applying for a promotion or new job? LearningExpress can help you write winning resumes and cover letters, as well as prepare for that all important job interview. Need to improve your computer skills and knowledge? LearningExpress has interactive tutorials and videos to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular software applications. Need to prepare for a GED, professional exam, or college or graduate school entrance exam? LearningExpress has you covered with nearly 1000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks. LearningExpress can even help you brush up on your reading, writing, math, and basic science skills. It’s a one-stop shop for all your academic and career learning needs! (3/29/17)

A Look at KYVL’s AGRICOLA and GreenFILE
This class provides an overview of the KYVL databases AGRICOLA and GreenFILE. AGRICOLA is a hub for information on all aspects of agriculture and related fields. GreenFI​LE provides information covering the human impact on the environment. (1/24/18)

Read, Learn, Discover @ Your State Library
Are you a new state employee unaware of the benefits you can derive from a State Library account? Have you had an account for a while, but would like to learn more about our wonderful services and the WorldCat Discovery search tool? Please join me in this introductory session designed to explore the ins and outs of requesting materials; downloading e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video; using Ask-A-Librarian; researching topics with our databases; and more! (5/12/17)

ReferenceUSA: A Powerful People and Business Directory
ReferenceUSA, a directory database available to state employees, is an invaluable tool for locating people and conducting market research. It provides up-to-date, quality information on over 24 million businesses and 262 million residential consumers. This webinar will show you how to get the most out of this powerful database for your unique research needs. (10-26-2017)

Taking Care of Business with KYVL
This training session introduces the Kentucky Virtual Library’s databases for business resources: Business Source Premier Regional Business News; and Small Business Reference Center. (9/21/17)

Tapping into U.S. Government Information
There are literally hundreds of thousands of US government and government-related websites online today, and it can be overwhelming (to say the least!) to find what you are looking for. In this session, we examine top United States government sites that you need to know about, that offer the best user experience, help you to find what you need quickly, easily, and efficiently. (7/13/17)

Using KYVL’s Britannica Digital Learning Database and More

This session will provide an overview of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s Britannica Digital Learning database that provides a world of information at your fingertips.  (3/7/17)

What is NoveList?
KYVL's NoveList is an excellent resource for readers and for those professionals who must develop reading lists (for all ages) and curriculum resources as part of their agencies' outreach missions. This training session provides an overview of the NoveList database and its use for personal and professional reasons. (4/25/17)

WorldCat Discovery
Discover a new wide world of information resources from the State Library. WorldCat Discovery is a search tool that not only provides information about the State Library’s collections but also those of libraries worldwide. It links you to much more than the physical collections of the library, by providing direct access to electronic materials including online articles in full-text and e-books. Learn all that it has to offer and how to use it to serve your information needs. Learn how a single search will open a world of possibilities. (5/30/17)

Employee / Management Webinars

Defusing the Angr​y Customer
Sometimes employees feel frustrated or nervous when a customer becomes dissatisfied and upset. Having skills to respond in these situations may help you feel more confident when communicating under stress. The first part of this webinar will present non-physical techniques that can prevent or diffuse a hostile situation. The second part will review related resources and services available to state employees from the State Library. (5/3/17)

Email: How to Write & Manage It in the Workplace
This webinar addresses how to communicate more effectively on the job through email. In addition it will cover features in Outlook that will help you better manage your email account. The goal will to make your use of email easier and more effective in the workplace. (7/23/15)  Handouts (PDF)

Essentials for Inclusion
This training is an introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jennifer Hicks, the State ADA Coordinator, will cover sensitivity, employment, service animals and other ADA topics in the first part of class. In the second part, staff from the State Library will discuss ADA-related items in the Library's collection that are available to Kentucky state government employees. (4/16/15)

Happiness at Work
Positive feelings lead to improved work performance. There are things we can do even in stressful times to increase our happiness factor in our work. In the first part of this class, Susan Gaffield from the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP) will present ten strategies that boost contentment and happiness on the job. In the second part, staff from KDLA’s State Library will review the Library’s resources and services that are available to all state employees. (6/9/2017)

Secondary Traumatic Stress
Many state government jobs include listening to people tell stories about the mistreatment of others. Repeated exposure to stories of abuse, violence and death can put a person at risk for negative symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other problems that can impact an individual’s ability to function effectively at their job and in their personal life. This webinar will clarify the various conditions, terms and symptoms that have come out of the research examining those who are exposed to trauma second hand and will present a review of ways to address those issues. (6/8/17)

Lifestyle and Wellness Webinars

Anxiety Awareness
In the first part of this session, Zack Culver from the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP) will discuss the biological and cognitive causes of anxiety. Specific disorders will be reviewed in order to increase participant’s understanding of symptoms and how they may impact their work performance. At the end, participants should have an increased awareness of possible treatments so that they can seek out appropriate services if they or their loved ones are suffering from debilitating anxiety. In the second part, staff from the State Library will discuss anxiety-related materials available from the Library. (7/27/2017​)

Budgeting is the foundation for an overall healthy financial picture. Zack Culver from the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP) will teach different ways to develop a budget so that you will feel more confident with your spending habits and hopefully reach the goal of saving money for the future. The second part of this class will review the State Library’s resources concerning money management that are available to all state employees.(1/19/2017)

Building Re​silience
When you have resilience, you harness inner strengths and rebound more quickly from a setback or challenge, whether it's a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. KEAP’s Trina Wilkins Koontz explores techniques for developing a positive mood despite difficult circumstances. A review of brain science research will support the strategies that will be introduced. (8/31/17)

Credit Repair
This webinar explores what factors affect your credit score and how to improve it so that you might have more financial opportunities available to you. (2/15/2017)

Elder Care Resources for Caregivers
This webinar will focus on caregivers of the elderly, and will present resources on topics such as Alzheimer's Disease, adult day care, living arrangements, nutrition, and safety. Resources will be presented by staff from the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). The State Library will also present resources available in our collection. (1/6/16)

Your Most Healthy Brain
Whether troubleshooting a setback at work or deciding how to respond to a tricky email — everything we do is a reflection of our brain's health. In this session we explored what current research says about obtaining optimal brain fitness. We also explored ways to improve decision making, creativity, memory and more. (1/31/17)

Safety Webinars

Focus on Driver Safety
The State Library partnered with the Kentucky State Police to review safety tips everyone should observe while driving. The second part of the session reviews the State Library’s training resources on driver safety that are available to all state employees. (3/2/15)​



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