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IMLS Public Libraries Survey Training Schedule

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Email sent by Lyrasis on February 2, 2016:


Dear SDC's, 

We are now ready to proceed with our training schedule, and registration is officially open for all 4 courses.


The new schedule is posted below.


To summarize, the PLS Web Portal overview course that was originally scheduled for yesterday (Thursday, January 28th) will now be held on Thursday, February 11th, 2:00-3:00 PM.

If you registered for the January 28th date, please register again for another date and time. 


The 30 minute intro for new SDC's will now be offered on Thursday, February 18th, 2-2:30 PM ET. 


The rest of the schedule remains the same. 


You will find the complete schedule, course descriptions, registration links, and a step by step registration guide (please call our registration staff person, Jonathan Robinson, at 1-800-999-8558, ext. 4918 with questions or problems) below. 




Course 1: Introduction to the IMLS Public Libraries Survey for New State Data Coordinators (30 Minutes)


Target audience: New State Data Coordinators added after the SDC Conference

Format: Live Online via Adobe Connect


This 30-minute overview will introduce new State Data Coordinators (SDC’s) to the IMLS Public Libraries Survey (PLS).


After this session, new SDC’s will be able to:

  • Understand the background and history of the PLS
  • Demonstrate the value of the survey for libraries and other groups
  • Define and discuss how the survey results are used and by whom
  • Utilize available resources for assistance in completing the survey


Dates and Times Offered:


February 18 25, 2016              2:00-2:30 PM Eastern  Note: this class has been rescheduled to February 25th.

     February 11 Webinar Recording link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p6g8jftiyyj/


April 12, 2016                         2:00-2:30 PM Eastern

     April 12 Webinar Recording link:  http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p6d1prsp32i/


To register: http://bit.ly/1LY4JO2


Course 2: Understanding the IMLS PLS Web Portal and Data Entry Workflows: Arrangement, Question Types, Changes and Challenges (1 hour, Live Online)


Target audience: New State Data Coordinators, State Data Coordinators not in attendance at the SDC Conference, Experienced SDC’s that want an in depth review of the PLS Web Portal

Format: Live Online via Adobe Connect


During this one-hour live online webinar, SDC’s will review the PLS Web Portal interface, question types and arrangement. Changes in the questions and definitions made since the previous survey will be discussed. The session will conclude with a review of questions that might prove challenging to survey participants in the field, and how SDC’s can assist.


After this session, SDC’s will be able to:

  • Understand how the survey is organized and arranged
  • Know the types of questions asked in the survey
  • Identify changes to questions since the last survey
  • Define changes to terminology since the last survey
  • Respond to challenging questions and assist library staff with completing those items  
  • Utilize available resources for assistance in completing the survey

    To register: http://bit.ly/1ZJlxdR


    Dates and Times Offered:  


    February 11, 2016                              2:00-3:00 PM Eastern   

    February 11 Webinar Recording Link: Course materials as well as highlighted instructions to access this recording: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o2r0i24r4mllv5j/AACGx5GKYBBe38QpguAXwPAia?dl=0


    March 22, 2016                                  2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

             March 22 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p5sub7v9p8k/


    May 10, 2016  May 12, 2016              2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

         Date change: If you have already registered for the May 10 date, you do NOT need to re-register. If you have registered for the May 10th date, and you are unable to attend on May 12, please keep your registration, as you will be sent all course materials and the course recording immediately following the live course.

            May 12 Webinary Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p9lbbapsk91/


    July 15, 2016                                      2:00-3:00 PM Eastern  CANCELLED


    Course 3:  Using the IMLS PLS Web Portal: Overview and Data Entry Examples (1 hour, Live Online)


    Target Audience: State Data Coordinators

    Format: Live Online via Adobe Connect

    Description: This one-hour live online course will provide an in depth overview of the PLS Web Portal. The session includes an overview of the Web Portal interface and examples of basic data entry and editing for each portion of the survey. This session will run the participants through both the importing a data file and inputting the data manually.


    During this session, SDC’s will be presented with a review and demonstration of:

    • Entering state data characteristics
    • Administrative entity data
    • Outlet data
    • Match Reports
    • Edit Reports
    • Locking data
    • Sign off procedures for State Library Agency Chief Officers

      To Register:  http://bit.ly/1PJHSXZ


      Dates and Times Offered:


      March 1, 2016                                    2:00-3:00 PM

          March 1 Webinar Recording Link:  http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p7ez45aro8f/

           PLS Portal Overview and Data Entry Examples: PLS Portal Overview and Data Entry Examples.pdf


      April 14, 2016                                     2:00-3:00 PM

            April 14 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p658z52k5na/


      June 2, 2016                                       2:00-3:00 PM

           June 2 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p9cganoeywz/ 


      July 29, 2016                                      2:00-3:00 PM CANCELLED




      Course 4: Using the PLS Web Portal:  Problem Solving--Match & Edit Reports (1.5 hours, Live Online)


      Target audience: State Data Coordinators

      Format: Live Online via Adobe Connect

      Description:  Don’t panic! Every State Data Coordinator is presented with the challenge of Match and Edit Report errors, and it can be one of the most frustrating parts of completing the PLS. This session, which will use dynamic examples in the PLS Web Portal, is designed to help SDC’s avoid common problems with Match and Edit Reports, and when they do happen, SDC’s will leave this session better equipped to solve Match and Edit Report problems.


      During this session, SDC’s will review and discuss:

      • Match reports
        • Preventing Match Report errors
        • Resolving Match Report errors  
        • Edit reports
          • Preventing Edit Report errors
          • Resolving Edit Report errors

            To Register:  http://bit.ly/20b8jdW

            Dates and Times Offered:


            March 18, 2016                                  2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

                   March 18 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p5zksg6t5ym/


            April 28, 2016                                     2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

                   April 28 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p25c1h8o5ov/


            June 14, 2016                                     2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

                 June 14 Webinar Recording Link: http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p20q5w3jfwr/


            August 2, 2016                                   2:00-3:30 PM Eastern CANCELLED




            Registration Procedures:

            If you have questions about or problems with registration,  please call our registration staff person, Jonathan Robinson, at 1-800-999-8558, ext. 4918.

            From the course link:

            ·       Once you’ve selected a course and are ready to register, review the session, dates and click on the “Register” button. This will bring you to a page that has registration options.

            ·       Click on “Checkout as Non-Member.”

            ·       Fill in form. Click “Submit”.

            ·       This will bring you to the Shopping Cart. Please check the information and make sure it is correct.

            ·       Click “Submit Payment” –the course is free, and this is just the final step.

            ·       This will take you to a confirmation screen.

            ·       Shortly after, once LYRASIS registration staff confirms your registration, you will receive an email confirmation

            ·       A few days before the course, you will get a reminder e-mail, with the link to the Adobe Connect classroom and information on testing your system

            ·       After the session, you will receive a follow up e-mail with the class recording and any additional information and required follow up


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