Niche Academy Tutorials

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Bibliographic Services

Checking Funds
Creating an Order Using ULS website
How to Fill Out Cataloguing Sheet
Printing an Invoice: Amazon & Chapters
Steps to Add Items in Polaris
Working with CCD (collaborative collection development) Tool
Volume Control Manual

Collection Development

Factors in Selecting Library Materials
Selection Tools Available to NLLS Members
Weeding Guidelines
Weeding Philosophy and Method


Ancestry Library Edition / with Staff Training
Auto Repair Source Quick Tutorial or Full  / with Staff Training
CloudLibrary / with Staff Training
Consumer Reports / with Staff Training
Duolingo Languages
Cypress Resume / with Staff Training
EBSCO - Searching
EBSCO host / with Staff Training
Explora - research made easy / with Staff Training
Freading: Downloadable eBooks - available at some libraries
Freegal Music - available at some libraries
Hobbies & Crafts
Home Improvement Reference Center
Hoopla / with Staff Training
Linked In Learning with content from / with Staff Training
Novelist Plus - with Staff Training
Novelist - Field Codes
Overdrive | Libby / with Staff Training
PressReader / with Staff Training
Pronunciator / with Staff Training
RBdigital / with Staff Training
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
TumbleBook Library / with Staff Training
ME Libraries


Library Aware
VDX Manual for Member Libraries
Volume Control Manual


Images: how to use and where to find them
Images: editing
Creative Tools


Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Office - Word
Microsoft Office - Excel
Microsoft Office - Power Point
Microsoft Office - Publisher


Polaris Training by Jodi Dalgren
Posting to the Database
How to Create Inventory Reports using Simply Reports
Setting Up and Using Offline Circ

Professional Development

ALA Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics
Computer Basic
Internet Basic
Windows Basics

Public Services

Staff Info About ME Libraries

Reading Program

2018 SRC
2019 WRP
2019 SRP


Research Essential - Better Search Techniques
Research Essentials - Authoring Research Questions
Research Essentials - Finding the Right Sources
Research Essentials - In-text Citations
Research Essentials - Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Free Citation Generator - Cite MLA, APA and more with a few clicks

Social Media & Other

Facebook - From Signing Up to Setup
Twitter - For People Who've Never Tweeted
Instagram - Share Your Moments
Pinterest - The World's Catalog of Ideas
LinkedIn - Social Networking for Job Seekers and Professionals
Social Media Calendar
Google Photos - Save and Share Your Favorite Memories


Operational Guidelines
Book Mark - add TRACpac to device & Virtual Barcode
Tips and General Information for Library Customers - Brochure
Holds - Brochure
Welcome to TRACpac tutorial
TRACpac Holds tutorial
TRACpac Search tutorial


Adding Hyperlinks
Create an Event
Creating and Adding Photo Album
Promote Library Events
Updating Library Hours
Linking NLLS eResource Page