eResources Challenge

What is the eResources Challenge?

Each month, we will be featuring an eResource and posting a challenge to help you familiarize, or re-familiarize, yourself with the eResources that are available to you and your patrons. Complete the challenge by the end of the month and you will be entered into our grand prize draw. Additionally, keep your eyes on our social media for a chance to earn a bonus entry each month. 

Make sure you answer all questions in order to be entered into the draw.

How the draw works.

We have a draw every four months: January-April, May-August and September-December. Every month you must complete an eResource challenge for the equivalent of four entries per draw period. You can also earn a maximum of four bonus entries per draw period.

Ex. If you complete the challenge for January, February, March and April, as well as bonus entries from social media, you could end up with a total of eight entries for the first draw period from January-April.

Current eResources Challenge: Creativebug

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Please Note: You do NOT need to sign into a Google account to participate.

Past Challenges:

May 2022 - TRACpac App
  1. How familiar are you with the TRACpac app?
    • Whether you've never used it, used it a little or all the time all answers are correct!
  2. Library patrons can use the TRACpac app anytime, anywhere.
    • True.
  3. Where can the TRACpac app be downloaded from?
    • Both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  4. With the TRACpac app you can:
    • View your borrowed items
    • Search for items and place holds
    • Access library eResources
    • Link family member library accounts
  5. Once you've downloaded the TRACpac app, the first thing you need to do is log into your account. Describe the process of logging into your account on the app.
    • Click on My Account or the three bar icon. Select Sign In and enter your library card barcode and PIN number. You can also choose to scan your library card barcode instead.
  6. You've successfully logged into your account! But now you want to add a family member's library account to the app. How would you do that?
    • Click on My Account or the three bar icon. Select Linked Accounts and click Add. Enter your family member's library card barcode and PIN number or scan their library card barcode.
  7. Where would you go in my account to view my reading history?
    • Items Out.
  8. Under the My Accounts tab, select Preferences. Preferences allows you to change the layout of the TRACpac app to fit your needs and preferences. Make at least two changes in Preference. What changes did you make, how did you make them, and why?
    • You can make changes by clicking and dragging. Whatever changes you made are entirely up to you!
  9. You're out shopping and see a book you think you'd like to read. Instead of buying the book you want to borrow it from your library. Using the TRACpac app, what's the quickest way to check if this book is available? How would you check?
    • Select Scan ISBN Barcode and scan the books barcode. This is the quickest and easiest way.
  10. What are two options on the TRACpac app that your library can enable to allow library patrons to check out items with reduced contact?
    • Self Service and Click & Collect.
  11. You forgot you library card at home! How could you provide your library card number to a library staff member using the TRACpac app?
    • Click on My Barcode at the bottom of your screen. This will pull up your library card barcode and it can be scanned.
  12. You can check out eBooks using the TRACpac app.
    • True.
  13. Search for and borrow an eBook using the TRACpac app. Describe the process.
    • Click on the search bar at the top of your screen and search for a title or author you are interested in. Once you've searched, click Any Format at the bottom of your screen and select eBook format and Apply Filters. You can then select a book to borrow or place a hold.
    • You can also select Online Resources, choose an eResource with eBooks and search directly in that eResource.
  14. You cannot access eResources through the TRACpac app.
    • False.
  15. Describe how you would find and access the available eResources through the TRACpac app.
    • Select Online Resources and scroll through until you find the eResource you are interested in.
June 2022 - Consumer Reports
  1. How familiar are you with Consumer Reports?
    • Whether you've never used it, used it a little or all the time all answers are correct!
  2. What is Consumer Reports?
    • Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. They provide trusted information to help you make smart purchasing choices.
  3. Consumer Reports includes:
    • Product ratings and reviews
    • In depth advice, tips, and trends written by Consumer Reports experts
    • Cars Best Deals Plus
  4. Consumer Reports is influenced by advertising.
    • False.
  5. The Consumer Reports website provides all of the information published in the Consumer Reports Magazine (which can also be viewed online).
    • True
  6. Do you need to create an account to use Consumer Reports? Why or why not?
    • No. In order to use Consumer Reports you do need a library card (use your library card barcode number and PIN to log in), but you do not need to create an additional account.
  7. Describe 3 ways you can search for products on Consumer Reports.
    • There are numerous ways to search on Consumer Reports. Some options include selecting from the Product Reviews tab, using the Search bar, browse All Products A to Z, select Deals, or use the Find Ratings and Reviews tab.
  8. What are two of the test factors for Washer/ Dryer Pairs?
    • Energy Efficiency and Noise
  9. What is predicted reliability?
    • Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased machines. Essentially, predicted reliability is how dependable a product is.
  10. You're looking for a new robotic vacuum. You want the predicted reliability to be at least 4/5, but don't want to spend over $400. How do you search for this product and which one would you choose.
    • Again, there are numerous ways to search. One of the easiest ways to search is to click on the Products Reviews tab and select Vacuum cleaners and Robotic vacuums. You can use the price filter to ensure that you do not view products over the $400 range. Which vacuum you choose is entirely up to you!
  11. Consumer Reports also has news articles.
    • True.
  12. Describe 2 ways you can search for news articles.
    • Just like searching for products there are a few options for finding news articles. You can select the News tab, use the search bar, or view articles on the homepage as you scroll through.
  13. What is the Build & Buy Car Buying Service? How would you teach a library patron to use this tool?
    • This service lets you build you ideal vehicle, get an exclusive price certificate, and connects you with a dealer. While this service is not available through Marigold it is important to understand how it works incase a patron has another account where they have access to this feature. It is a simple step by step process that you can help guide patrons through.
  14. What are two tips that Consumer Reports provides for buying a new car?
    • There are a number of tips providing including don't be influenced by ads, don't scrimp on safety, say no thanks to extras, pass on special events, smart financing, and fees to avoid.
  15. What was the cover story on the February 2022 issue of the Consumer Reports magazine?
    • How to Get the Sleep you Need.
July 2022 - Creativebug
  1. How familiar are you with Creativebug?
    • Whether you've never used it, used it a little or all the time all answers are correct!
  2. What are 3 types of class categories that can be found on Creativebug?
    • Art & Design, Sewing, Quilting, Paper, Knitting, Crochet, Food & Home, Jewelry, Holiday & Party, and Kids.
  3. You have access to a pattern library for knitting and crocheting on Creativebug.
    • True.
  4. You can use Creativebug videos for your programming inside and outside of the library.
    • True.
  5. What are 3 ways you can browse and search for classes?
    • Select the Classes tab at the top of the page, use the Search bar, click the View all Classes button, or select Find Your Favorites.
  6. How often are new classes added?
    • Daily.
  7. You've found a class you're interested in, but you don't have time to watch it right now. How do you save the video for viewing later?
    • You can add videos to your Watchlist by selecting the Add to Watchlist option.
  8. What is the Notes section for in the navigation bar?
    • Adding your own notes so you can read them again later.
  9. What is a multi-part class and how does it differ from a regular Creativebug class?
    • Multi-part classes are longer than normal classes and they are typically divided into sections/ multiple parts. These classes can sometimes be more complex than regular classes as well.
  10. You've completed the class and the project. How would you share what you made on Creativebug?
    • You can add your own photos to the Gallery section of the class and share it with the Creativebug community.
  11. What is a daily practice?
    • Daily practices are short classes/ videos intended to help boost creativity every day. Typically they are approximately 5-10 minutes.
  12. One chapter of a daily practice is usually:
    • 5-10 minutes long. A daily practice may say it is 1 hour long, but a single chapter or day is only approximately 5-10 minutes long.
  13. What are two ways you can find daily practices?
    • Select the Daily Practices tab, select the Classes tab and choose a topic where you want to find a daily practice, or use the Search bar.
  14. Where can you view the new class releases?
    • Calendar.
  15. Where you can you find out about Creativebug contests?
    • You can find out about contests on the Creativebug Blog.
  16. Does Creativebug have a mobile app?
    • Yes.
  17. In order to get all the perks of your library membership, you need to create a Creativebug account on your desktop before using the Creativebug app.
    • True. Library users must first create an account by accessing Creativebug on the eResources page through their web browser. If you create an account directly on the Creativebug app, it will not be associated with your library card.
August 2022 - NoveList (K-8 & Plus)

Answers will be posted in September!