SELCO has a new patron-centered resource embedded in Enterprise. As announced at the Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 13, Niche Academy provides in-catalog tutorials for electronic databases for your patrons. You no longer need to be the expert in how to download books; simply direct your patron to the tutorial, which they can view at the library or at home.
Our version of Niche Academy Tutorials, called SELCO Academy, will launch on March 1, 2018. We will start with tutorials for electronic resources provided by SELCO and ELM.
No action is required on the part of libraries. Once it is launched, a teal tab labeled “Tutorials” will be visible on the right side of each library’s home page. Library staff or patrons will simply click on the tab to open a menu of video tutorials on various databases and social media platforms. Some databases require a library card to login from home.
We will continue to add tutorials as they are created, and staff training will eventually be available through Niche as well.
If you have an idea or suggestions for a tutorial, please feel free to contact Pam O’Hara firstname.lastname@example.org.