E-Services Road Show

About the Event

The ICfL will be hosting four regional trainings around the state as part of our first E-Services Roadshow! Each training will be a full day packed with sessions on various topics, from digital access to OCLC cataloging (and more!). Check out the session descriptions for a complete look at the training. These trainings are free and include lunch and snacks throughout the day. Both public and school library staff are invited to register for a training in your area. Travel will not be reimbursed for these events.

Dates and Locations

The E-Services Road Show trainings will be held at the following dates and locations:

  • April 10, 2024: Idaho Falls Public Library
  • April 11, 2024: Hailey Town Center West
  • April 15, 2024: Idaho Commission for Libraries (Boise)
  • April 19, 2024: Coeur d’Alene Public Library

Registration is open from February 1 – March 31, 2024.

Session Descriptions

  • OCLC Cataloging: An OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription delivers the tools you need to expand your library’s impact by registering your collections in WorldCat. Increase efficiency through automated processes and contribute new, quality WorldCat records for your unique materialLearn about the tools and services available through your Cataloging and Metadata subscription and how to access support and training materials. This session will also briefly cover FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery. 
  • OCLC WorldShare ILL: One library can’t own every resourceWith WorldCat as the foundation, the OCLC Resource Sharing network has access to millions of bibliographic records and billions of holdingsWorldShare Interlibrary Loan is a modern, cloud-based service that helps you quickly supply needed electronic or print resources, including hard-to-find itemsIt automates borrowing and lending processes through OCLC’s resource sharing network of 10,000+ librariesLearn about the tools available through your WorldShare ILL subscription and how these services can help your library expand access to information and resources beyond your library. This session will also briefly cover FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery. 
  • Demystifying E-rate: Future-proof your library’s connectivity: Unravel the complexities of E-Rate funding to future-proof your library’s connectivity infrastructure. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria, allowable expenses, and best practices for maximizing funding within each category. We’ll be providing a detailed overview of the E-Rate application process, highlighting key deadlines and procedural requirements. From Form 470 postings to Form 471 submissions, you’ll learn how to navigate the application timeline effectively to secure the funding your library needs for technological advancement.
  • Connected & Thriving: Implementing the Digital Access for All Idahoans Plan: The Digital Access for All Idahoans Plan is a roadmap for digital connection. The plan ensures Idahoans have the digital skills, devices, tech help, and other resources to help them thrive online. Implementation funding will support statewide initiatives and grants for local communities. What does that mean for your library? How can you better equip those in your community who may need the most help?  
  • Your Library’s Online Branch: Website Services and Best PracticesYour library’s website allows you to reach patrons beyond the walls of your physical library. In this session, discover how to leverage website services to create and host a modern, accessible website. Learn about ICfL’s E-Branch program, which provides Idaho libraries with a website free of charge. Plus, gain valuable insights and hands-on tips to maximize your online presence without the need for extensive staff time or technical expertise.
  • Digital Treasures: Navigating the LiLI Databases and IDEA Collection: Learn how to use the FREE online databases found on LiLI.org. Attendees will get hands-on experience with the databases by working in tandem with the presenter’s demonstration and completing online searches directed by the presenter. The presenter will also showcase the IDEA e-book collection and discuss content access levels to differentiate e-book content for children, teens, and adults. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to this presentation. 

This event is brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and OCLC