State Employee Training
Library Bento Boxes: Bites of Knowledge
Join us online for these short lunchtime classes, available to employees of the State of Alaska. These classes are presented using Elluminate. If you haven't joined us for a chat before, visit this page to verify that you can get into Elluminate.
Programs with audio will require headphones or speakers connected to your computer.
All Bento Box classes start at 12 noon and last for around 30 minutes, not including time for questions and answers.
Have a snack for your mind while eating your lunch!
Upcoming Bento Boxes
We're taking a break from Bento Box classes for our Target Online Learning series.
These forty-five minute classes will still be offered online, but they’ll be a little more in depth, and you’ll have two opportunities to attend each class. For more information, see our Learning for Productivity page.
Archived Bento Boxes
When you click on one of the links below to access an archived webinar, you will be taken to the Elluminate site, and may be prompted to download and run a Java file. Please click OK to continue. If this doesn't work, please contact your own support staff or us for assistance.
December 15, 2011. Public domain and royalty free images
Looking for free, high-quality images to add to your publication or newsletter? This class will introduce participants to government and commercial sources of royalty free and/or public domain images. [view recording]
November 17, 2011. Reference ebooks
The Alaska State Library provides access to several eBook collections. Learn about these diverse collections and how to successfully navigate within each interface. [view recording]
November 3, 2011. Ebrary!
Learn how to find electronic books on topics from Office to Alaska and much more. [view recording]
October 27, 2011. INFOBASES
Follow up on our earlier Bento Box, or expand your previous knowledge of these valuable tools for tracking bills and locating legislative tools. Be sure to bring your questions! [view recording]
October 13, 2011. Alaska Legislative Process Overview & BASIS
Legislative history refers to the progress of a bill through the legislative progress and to the documents created during that process. The Alaska State Library is offering two workshops to introduce legislative guides, tutorials, and video resources available from the Alaska State Legislature website. We will also introduce BASIS and INFOBASES, two online resources used to track bills and locate legislative information. [view recording]
September 29, 2011. Moving those heavy files
Have you tried to send someone a large document or other file only to have the e-mail system bounce it back? We'll show you how to transcend the email system's 20 MB limit with the State’s simple tool for exchanging mega files, whether or not your recipient is a State employee.
[view recording] The State of Alaska FTP server is no longer available as of 5 pm on 12/15/11. If you have questions about transfering large files to or from a State of Alaska computer, please contact your agency IT staff for alternatives.
August 25, 2011. Desktop Congressional information
The Alaska State Library is pleased to announce that State Employees can now search the ProQuest Congressional database from their offices. So, what can you do with Congressional? Find out how to access legislative histories, congressional publications, laws, bills, campaign information, and more! [view recording]
July 28, 2011. Lexis and more
We use many proprietary resources to get you news stories, laws, and federal legislation. Here we'll show you what we can give State employees from these resources, and how to ask for them. [view recording]
June 30, 2011. Journal Finder
Journal Finder is our online resource for full text articles. We'll show you how to navigate around this amazing resource.[view recording]
May 26, 2011. Other language resources
Do you want additional resources for learning languages? We'll show them to you. [view recording]
April 28, 2011. Mango tips and tricks
In this class we'll show off some tips and tricks we've learned about using Mango, our online language learning resource for State employees. [view recording]
March 31, 2011. How to sign up for Mango
Mango is our new online language learning resource for State employees. We'll show you how to sign up and start learning foreign languages. [view recording]
February 24, 2011. Introduction to the Alaska State Library
Discover what the Alaska State Library can do for you as a State employee. [view recording]