OPLIN Database: SIRS Discoverer & Researcher and Electric Library
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
9 AM-4 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
Free to CAMLS Members
Free to Non-members

Lunch on your own

Deadline: Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Limit: 18
No matter how often you use the OPLIN databases, there is always something new to learn. This one day session will offer you uninterrupted time to review Electric Library and SIRS Discoverer and Researcher. You will learn the characteristics of each database and have the necessary time to practice away from the reference desk. More importantly, this session will give you the best advice on when to use each database.
Intended Audience
All public service reference staff
Benefit to Participants
  • Overview of OPLIN databases
  • Uninterrupted practice time
  • Know when to use each database
Course Content
  • SIRS Discoverer helps young researchers develop reading, writing, language, and computer skills while making learning fun and intuitive.
  • SIRS Researcher is an online version of SIRSí most popular general reference database and is intended for day-to-day research for young people and adults.
  • Electric Library is designed for the novice user but powerful enough for an experienced researcher to use this full-text database of magazines, newspapers, photos, and more.
Jay Burton currently manages the Library and Professional Development Division of the State Library of Ohio. An Ohio resident since 1995, Jay has previously worked with public libraries and the Utah State Library Division. He is also a former elementary school teacher.