Library Training

The library offers free training in the use of library information products, tools, and services.  Training is offered throughout Oregon and can be customized for your agency or workgroup.

Current Training

  • Introduction to Oregon State Library Services, Part 1 –  This Adobe Connect delivered class will serve as a bridge for more advanced library classes and will familiarize the participant with how the State Library can assist them with their work.
  • Using E-book CollectionsThis class will introduce you to State Library e-book collections and present the content and features of each
  • Internet SuperSearcher – This training will focus on the various powerful search features of Google, but many of the tips and strategies you will learn can be transferred to other search engines/platforms.
  • A Review of the SCOPUS database –  Learn how to use Scopus, an interdisciplinary, bibliographic database from Elsevier that indexes the contents of more than 21,000 publications.
  • Full-text Searching Basics – This class provides basic instruction in effective full-text database searching of library databases and a foundation in research methodology.

 Classes not yet scheduled

  • Library Mini-Learning Conference   The Library Mini-Learning Conference is a comprehensive introduction to State Library resources and services available to state employees taught by Government Research Services Staff.
  • LibGuides – This class is a 101 to building both public and private guides for your agency with LibGuides. Using examples and live demonstrations you will learn what a LibGuide is, how they work, and why LibGuides could make your job easier.

  • Custom training – Instruction and presentations tailored to meet the needs of your group.  Please contact Product Support or call 503-378-8800 for details.