LVA Provided Content
Brainfuse – provides live, certified educators and navigators for the following populations:
JobNow: Seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm for application, résumé and cover letter writing, job searches and interview practice. Available now.
VetNow: Monday through Friday, from 2 pm to 11 pm for assistance to veterans in navigating Department of Veteran Affairs benefits, paperwork, programs, etc. Available now.
HelpNow: Seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm for live, certified educator assistance for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college. Access begins 9/1/21.
EBSCO (product specific information and specific product URL found in each hyperlink)
- EBSCO Information Databases
- MasterFILE Complete
- NoveList Plus and K-8 Plus: Readers Advisory for adults and students
- Accel5 Business Library: Just in time learning for professional development
- Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative: Self-paced module (equivalent of 3 college credits) to learn how to start a business.
- EBSCO Information Databases
Gale (product specific information and specific product URL found in each hyperlink)
- Gale Legal Forms: Compendium of fillable legal
- Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep: Fillable résumé builder, job searching, career exploration, instructional videos
- Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits): K-5 general knowledge database
Learn how to change the primary interface language, translate articles, and use the audio functions for non-native English speakers, those with visual impairments, etc., in this video.
JLGDigital provides unlimited synchronous ebook collections for students K-12 that features new content each month. This subscription is only good until 09/30/2022, as it is provided as a pandemic response to support at home reading and summer reading.
Ad-free streaming quality educational videos, from read-alouds to tv shows like Arthur and the Berenstain Bears. Device agnostic, mobile friendly.
Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eZines.
Foreign language, American Sign Language and Citizenship Prep – asynchronous learning.
Self-paced, accredited courses on everything from dog walking to computer technology to small business skills.
General knowledge database for preschool-2nd grade; games, activities; learning support.
These links are directly into the EBSCO database—if you are asked for credentials, either use your own library card or these generic credentials:
- Username: valib
- Password: Read21!
Consider linking these resources to your library’s page:
The following resources are available for the contract periods listed below:
|Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Funded Resources:
Current contracts may be renewed until 2023; we are required to rebid in 2022 for the 2023 year. These funds are renewed annually but Congress via the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
|Vendor/ Resource Name||Contract Period|
|EBSCO (Explora is just the interface, not really a product)||All of these resources are contracted annually from 10/1 to 9/30. We have one renewal left on these contracts so will be required by Virginia law to rebid them all for FY23. The mix may change as a result.|
|NoveList Plus and K-8|
|Peterson’s Career Prep|
|Gale in Context Elementary|
|American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funded Resources|
|Brainfuse||All of these resources are contracted until 9/30/2022, the allowable period for ARPA projects. We do intend to keep Just For Kids Video as a regular part of the LSTA Funded projects above. WE HOPE we’ll be able to get the workforce development related products, pending appropriate usage.|
|Junior Library Guild, Digital|
|Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative|
|Accel 5 Business Video Library|
|Just For Kids Video|
- This guide is for public school learning management system (LMS) integration, tips and training.