Welcome to The Virtual Lexicon!

Do you ever feel like you don’t take full advantage of the databases we offer county-wide? (Do you sometimes even think you don’t really know all the databases available?)

How about downloading an eBook?  Do you feel like an expert?

This blog is designed to help you feel more prepared to use, recommend, and assist with all of the databases and downloadable services we offer county-wide.  It’s a joint effort of the Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee (EREC) and the ACLA Downloadables Committee.

Each week we’ll post at least one tip or trick that we think you’ll find helpful, or even just cool.  There will also be information here about upcoming trainings, where to find marketing materials for the databases and downloadables, and more.  Best of all, if you don’t want to have to worry about keeping track of blog posts, we’ll turn all the new posts into an electronic newsletter each month.

This blog isn’t all about EREC or the Downloadables Committee, it’s about how you use our electronic resources, so if you’ve discovered something great about one of our resources, let us know.  We love guest bloggers.  We also love suggestions for what you think we should cover, so comment away.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ginnie Fickman

    Are the workshops virtual? Are do you have to go to the libraries listed.

  2. virtuallexicon

    These workshops are face-to-face, so you will need to go to the hosting library. We hope to offer virtual workshops in the future.

    If you can’t attend one of these workshops, you might consider attending one or more of teh workshops offered from the vendors themselves. You can find them listed on the Training Resources page of the blog.

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