Helping beginners learn how to use the online catalog is both important and time-consuming. Wouldn't it be nice if you could point your users to a tutorial or basic resource to help them get started with your online catalog?
Now, first time users of your library catalog have a ready-made resource for basic catalog questions, the *Infopeople 1-2-3 Library Catalog Tutorial* [libcat.infopeople.org] !
The tutorial is meant to work with any vendor's web catalog, using generic screen mock-ups and the features common to most catalogs. It defines these features in jargon-free language, explaining clearly and concisely the various searching capabilities of library catalogs, and providing easy-to-use exercises for practice. Feel free to link to the *Infopeople 1-2-3 Library Catalog Tutorial* from your library's home page or catalog screen!