State Library to Offer Free Training Sessions for State Government Employees. The South Carolina State Library’s Information Services Department is pleased to announce dates for the Fall 2007 series of free training sessions for SC State Government Employees. The Searching the Information Highways & Byways series is designed to assist state agency employees on how to locate reliable and accurate information as well as provide overviews and tips on specific topics related to online searching and services available at the State Library.
Dates and Session Titles:
Tuesday, Oct. 23-Locating State Government Information
Thursday, Oct. 25-Check out the State Library
Wednesday, Nov. 7-Facts & Figures at your Fingertips: Demographic Information
Wednesday, Nov. 14-I Saw it in the Newspaper: Using Online Newspaper Databases
Thursday, Dec. 6-Just Google It!
Wednesday, Oct. 3-Library Databases from A-Z This online training session will be offered using OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries).
OPAL allows remote participants to login to the State Library's virtual training room and participate in online sessions that utilize a state-of-the-art Internet plug-in combining Live Chat, Voice Over IP, and Web Co-Browsing. This session will be held on October 3 and will highlight new State Library Online Resources. Visit our OPAL information page to install the plug-in and for more information about the State Library's OPAL room.
Enrollment is limited to 17 people per session so it is recommended that state government employees register early. Registration confirmations will be emailed.All scheduled classes are held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC. Limited visitor parking is available in the lot behind the Library and the administration building. Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the library. Parking meters cost about $1.50 for two hours (quarters only). A map and driving directions to the library are available here .