Resources For Library Staff

Support and Promotion

Integrate Search Widgets
Use this code to put a WVInfoDepot One Search widget or a Consumer Reports search widget on your library’s website.

Promotion, Outreach, Activities, and Lesson Plan Materials
May include fliers, handouts, social media materials, patron tutorials, press releases, scavenger hunts, and more to help you share WVInfoDepot.org resources with your library community.

Tutorials (Patron-Facing)
Tutorials covering WVInfoDepot.org databases as well as various research and technology skills. Aimed at patrons but also useful for library staff! Housed on Niche Academy.

WVInfoDepot Screen Saver
Downloads as a ZIP file.

WVLC Research Guides (LibGuides)
Various guides supporting librarians and staff in West Virginia libraries. Topics include Bibliostat, collection development, summer reading, etc.

Training, Professional Development, and Research for Library Staff and Educators

Continuing Education
Continuing education opportunities for library directors and full-time library support staff.

EBSCO Tutorials YouTube Channel
Training on many EBSCO resources as well as the user interfaces they share.

World Book Online Training Site
Includes written and video tutorials, promotional downloads, webinars, and more.

Public Librarian Certification Program
A certification program developed by the West Virginia Library Commission to help meet the continuing education needs of West Virginia’s library staff.

WVLC Online Library Staff Training
Staff-facing tutorials on a variety of resources and topics, also housed in Niche Academy. (To filter down to just WVInfoDepot-related tutorials, click the “WVInfoDepot.org” category on the right side of the screen.)

WVLC New Library and Information Science Titles LibGuide
Features new LIS titles in the Library Commission’s collection organized by professional discipline. Titles are available by interlibrary loan to interested libraries and library staff.

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts
An index to library and information science journals, books, research reports, and proceedings.

Library Science Databases that require a WVLC Library Card:

Usage Reports / Statistics

WVInfoDepot Usage Reports by Month and Year
Monthly usage statistics generated for the WVInfoDepot.org databases are downloadable here. Files are organized by month and year.

WVInfoDepot Usage Reports FAQ
Do you have questions about these numbers and what they mean for your library? See the FAQ linked above or contact the Library Commission if it does not answer your questions.

Unzipping / Decompressing Files
If usage reports download as a zip file, you can find instructions on how to unzip the file here for Windows or here for Mac. (Note: “Zipping” and “unzipping” files may also be referred to as “compressing” and “decompressing” files.)