Using our E-Library for the first time? Niche Academy is for you! And here are five reasons why you'll think it's the perfect resource.
Reason #5: It's for libraries
Niche Academy is a new tutorial service that was made with libraries in mind. You can find video tutorials on many of the online services we offer, including OverDrive, Gale InContext Databases, and Kanopy!
And it doesn’t stop there; you can also find tutorials on how to use Microsoft Office, social media, Google apps, and more!
Reason #4: You can get there pretty easily
You can get directly into Niche Academy through the E-Library, and find links to tutorials for specific resources in the resource's description.
Reason #3: You can track your learning!
Once you’re there, you can either start taking courses, or create an account and track your own learning. See what tutorials you've taken, and how far you've made it through them. You’ll just need to provide a name, email address, and password.
Neither Niche Academy or Pima County Public Library will access or track your learning progress.
Reason #2: You can watch how you want
Watching a tutorial is pretty easy; all you have to do is open one and hit play. You can change the speed (if you want to move things a little more quickly) and video quality of each video (in case you have a device that doesn’t process 1080p).
And they are all equipped with Closed Captioning! Just find what you’re looking for and have a watch, even if you can’t play sound at the moment.
But the #1 Reason You'll Love Niche Academy Is:
You'll never be behind! Niche Academy tutorials are updated ASAP when any changes are made to products, and you can always go back in to see what's new. And if there's a new product at your library to learn how to use, you might just find a new tutorial in your Academy as well.
So impress your friends and family (especially the younger ones) with your knowledge of Pima County Public Library's online services, and try out tutorials in Niche Academy!