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Posted by Jan Snyder and Jennifer Maurer


就像我们写的第一部分在这个系列中,我们感到荣幸的是,我们有一个非常丰富的Gale数据库和电子书收藏在我们的指尖上,通过俄勒冈州立图书馆的金宝搏彩票Statewide Database Licensing Program. 全州范围的访问为学生从小学到中学再到高中的迁移提供了一致性。

But the real value and power of these resources are unleashed when librarians and educators合作communicate. In the second part of this blog series, we’ll discuss – from our own perspectives – communication.
(If you missed it, be sure to also read第一部分— Driving Electronic Content Discovery and Usage: Collaboration.)



例如,这里有一篇关于新的中学数据库的文章,Research In Context,还有一个我列出了自述扬声器, Gale’s text-to-speech tool. While communicating via an electronic mailing list is not an original idea, it is effective. I stick to OSLIST’s scope and purpose and limit myself to one to four emails per month. Another way I reach a broad audience is by submitting articles for the Oregon Department of Education subject newsletters and the newsletter from the office of the superintendent. And soon we’ll experiment with placing ads about OSLIS and the statewide databases in the journals of Oregon teacher associations.



In the ongoing effort to keep the digital curriculum classes current and relative, I communicate regularly with the departments or individual teachers using the CLiC classes. They either send me documents they have created to supplement the content or links to other sites or web pages they wish to add to the classes. I can then quickly link those to the appropriate digital class. This creates a true collaborative effort as it allows all teachers and students using a class to benefit as a whole from each individual’s contribution.

Opportunities are also available through teacher PLC time, or staff meetings, to work with groups of teachers to train them in the use of the various Gale resources available to us through the Statewide Database Licensing Program. This helps the teachers better organize and focus their research projects for students. They know students will be using vetted resources to accurately represent their research.

Our statewide databases and OSLIS provide a solid base to develop curriculum and greatly improve how we deliver information to our staff and students. Through use of this electronic content, in conjunction with district-purchased resources, our educational world and school libraries have become much more relevant and useful to our patrons.