Training



The Interior Library offers regular training sessions to introduce DOI employees and others to its services and to the information sources it makes available, either on employees' desktops or in person. These training sessions are usually held in the Training Room of the Interior Library.

To register for a future training session, please click here. For more information about our training sessions, please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov.

Additional training sessions will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check this page regularly for changes or updates.
 

Upcoming Programs


Analyze and Organize More Efficiently with WestlawNext
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Thomson Reuters' WestlawNext online legal research service permits users to search for legal, legislative, news, and business content without first selecting a database, allowing one to click checkboxes to select the jurisdiction and nature of material wanted. Its new search algorithm, referred to as WestSearch, is perhaps the world's most advanced legal research engine, executing a federated search across multiple content types. WestlawNext also provides folders to store search results for individual subscribers. A WestlawNext trainer will teach session attendees to use these folders to gather, organize, and share compiled research. They will also learn to utilize KeyCite to find materials needed to expand and improve the users initial search ideas, and WestSearch to query all relevant materials with a single search strategy.

Please Note: This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.  It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.
 
Introduction to the Indigenous Law Portal 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The immensely useful Indigenous Law Portal brings together free primary source law documents from the Law Library of Congress and from nearly 340 tribes in Indian country. Indian law, which is multifaceted and complex, encompasses federal law, state law, and tribal self-governance documents created and maintained by each recognized tribe. These documents may include tribal codes, charters, constitutions/bylaws, ordinances, and more. This portal focuses on the legal documents of individual tribes. It pulls together difficult-to-find documents by tribe, and features links to tribes' official home pages, tribal councils, and courts, among other resources. Easy access is made possible via an alphabetical list of tribes and lists arranged by state and region. A map on the home page allows users to quickly navigate by clicking on a state or region. Portal organization by region and tribe corresponds to the new Library of Congress classification schedule for Law of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Classes KIA-KIP: North America). Please join Tina Gheen, Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Library of Congress, as she demonstrates the resources and features of the Indigenous Law Portal; an invaluable resource for tribes, Indian law scholars, and libraries that support Native American studies, criminal justice and law.

Please Note: This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.  It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.


The GREENR Database: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Gale/Cengage's GREENR database, now available at DOI workstations through the Library's website, focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. This resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. It also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, and refereed case studies. Please join us as a Gale/Cengage trainer will take attendees on a tour of the GREENR database, detailing the resources that are available and how to best retrieve the relevant information that one might need.

Please Note: This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.  It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.