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Library News By Janet Slessor

March 7, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
If you go to our library website: www.reinbeck.lib.ia.us , you will now see a new icon in the bottom left corner of the page: “Brainfuse” replaces Learning Express. Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa public and academic libraries. Brainfuse offers services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want acquire a skill or grasp a concept and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it. This is free for you to use. Just click on the icon and get started. Features include : JobNow: offers one of a kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting. Adult Learning Center: Provides academic assistance designed for adult learners. VetNow: Supporting the community’s veterans and their families with locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources. The State Library provides Brainfuse at no cost to Iowa libraries and Work Centers through a state appropriation from Iowa Workforce Development. Brainfuse also includes live coaching and live veteran support available during most afternoons and evenings. Patrons can access these services after clicking the library’s Brainfuse link and creating an account. Once a patron selects a live service, a whiteboard automatically launches and patrons are able to communicate in live, online sessions with expert job coaches or veteran navigators. Job coaching is available daily from noon to 10 pm CST. Live veteran support is available Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 9 pm CST. You do not need to create an account to use the basic features of Brainfuse. Previously the State Library and Iowa Workforce Development provided online resources through EBSCO’s Learning Express. Last fall, with input from public and academic librarians along with state library staff reviewed and evaluated the proposals and determined Brainfuse offered the best components and value for the resources needed. Also, Brainfuse is accessible from your home computer.
 
 

 

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