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Upcoming Webinars

December 19  |  11:00am–12:00pm

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Stress is an unavoidable fact of life, but sometimes stress in the work place can be detrimental to your health and your quality of work. In this session you will learn the varying effects that stress can have and discover some resources and techniques to help relieve that stress so you can have the best work life possible.


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January 23  |  2:00pm–3:30pm

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Is being more organized one of your New Years' resolutions? Whether you want to put your to-do lists in order or easily collaborate on projects with a group, you can find the solution to your organizational woes with these free online project managers!

This class will go over the features and uses of project managers Trello, Asana, Wrike, and Clickup, and how they can help make your work life easier.


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.

Training Media for State Employees

Reference Services provides an extensive collection of training videos with leader guides for use by state employees in the following topics for individual or group use:

You can see the full listing of our training media in our catalog. All of our resources can be checked out with a Missouri State Library Card.


Whether it's for a group or one-on-one assistance, a dedicated professional librarian can give a FREE class or presentation on the topics below, in any combination. Classes and presentations can be done in-person or via webinar as best suits your needs.

Julie Cox, Outreach and Training Librarian

Julie Cox
Training Librarian

The Missouri State Library Reference Services Division is YOUR library—the library for state employees. If you don’t know much about us, or if you want a refresher on the many resources and services we provide for state employees, this class is for you! We will cover how to access our digital collections of ebooks, research articles, magazine and newspaper pieces, business profiles, legislative research tools, and much more!

State Capital Universe, a LexisNexis database, is introduced in this class. This database allows keyword searching of bills, statutes, and regulations from all U.S. states in one convenient environment. Included in this class are explanations of search features and instructions on how to pull needed information from this database.

Looking for some simple and effective ways to enhance your Internet search skills? Look no further! Join us as we cover web and information literacy basics, explore search engine options, and introduce easy ways to modify your searches to get better results.

Learn how to access thousands of digital publication files produced by the federal government and all Missouri state agencies covering budget reports to agency histories through the federal government websites and State Publications Access Program archive database.

EBSCO eBooks is an easy and convenient way to access research materials or just to read a great book. You will learn how to access eBooks from your computer and how to use the EBSCO eBook app to download and access your books on the go.

To book a FREE class, webinar or presentation, contact our Outreach and Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at or 573.522.2796.

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