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Relax. Rest Easy. Do More with Alexandria’s EXPLORE.

With Alexandria, Your Library Is Limitless.

And that's a good thing. I recall two different library experiences. The first, I was reclassifying a library while just getting acquainted with Alexandria on the Tech side. Another was as a Library Media Specialist for two libraries: Elementary PK-3 and a 4-8 Middle School. The second experience used another library software, and I recall thinking, I wish I could code this or flip that into an email. I was missing the maneuverability of Alexandria. The stuff I could accomplish in a few small steps— if only I had Alexandria.

Today, lucky you. You do. You can really Library Your Way. Create and promote and share and reclassify and post and just open patrons up to reading.

With Alexandria, Creating is Easy.

Just follow these steps and let your imagination soar!

Go To TOOLS >> Click on EXPLORE BUILDER >> Click the <+> Button at the Bottom of the Page and >> Create.

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Go to TOOLS + Select EXPLORE Builder

Be ready to promote some great reads!

 

02

Click <+> to Add a New Pane & Notice You May Also Duplicate, Import, and Export.

There's a lot of versatility built into Alexandria so you can, really, library your way. 

03

Add Your Pane Title, Add Icon, Select Action Prompt, + Code or add search words.

You can edit each entry here and add arrows to prompt patrons from one pane to the next. You can literally showcase your entire library in EXPLORE.

 

With Alexandria, You Can Use EXPLORE to Do More.

It's really up to you what you use your EXPLORE to do. You can host a link to great books on Goodreads or host an online March Madness contest or a book club or anything really. Here, I share a few ways I have used EXPLORE to do more.

EXPLORE's Action Selections Make it Simple. You can select: None, Display Message, Open URL, Perform Search, or Go To Pane. You can create the panels you want and share them in the order you'd like.

Want to Share by Genres?

Simply add a Pane. Create your buttons and then write in your search parameters or code by call number or another option. 
  • Click the <+> Sign at the Bottom.
  • Click + Name the Pane.
  • Add Icon, Cover, and Title.
  • Select an Action.
    • Perform Search or Code (As shown here).
    • Go To Pane, etc.
  • Ready to Share!   

Want to Share Your Collection?

Showcasing the categories in your library helps improve circulation. Students can access books anytime—in the library, from home, or on the go. 
  • Click + (Bottom) and Name the Pane.
  • Add Icon, Cover, and Title.
  • Select an Action.
    • Perform Search.
    • Or Code a Search.
  • Ready to Share!   

Want to Share Teacher Guides?

Showcase Teacher Guides for programs, in general, or to add to the curriculum. The ideas and what you can showcase on EXPLORE are endless.
  • Click + and Name the Pane.
  • Add Icon, Cover, and Title.
  • Add an Action
    • Open URL
  • Add arrows to next pane (optional).
  • Ready to Share!   

What to Share STEM Videos?

Showcase STEM, youTube, Games, & Other Collections like Author Read Alouds or Online Games or STEM Activities. Whatever you are looking to enhance within your district, EXPLORE can help you build it, communicate it, and share it.
  • Click + and Name Pane.
  • Add Icon/Cover and Title.
  • Add an Action
    • Open a URL
  • Add arrows to next pane (optional).
  • Ready to Share!   

 Want to Push CS First Skills?

Share CS First Lessons that help Educators working on Google Level 1 Edu Certificates apply learning. 
  • Click + and Name Pane.
  • Add Icon/Cover and Title.
  • Add an Action
    • Open a URL (takes viewer to site).
    • Display Message (share URL for viewer to copy).
  • Done or Do More.
  • Add arrows to next pane.
  • Ready to Share!   

Want to Encourage Using Tech?

Share Great Tools that Teachers Can Use to Engage Learners. 
  • Click + and Name Pane.
  • Add Icon/Cover and Title.
  • Add an Action
    • Open a URL
  • Done or Do More.
  • Add arrows to next pane.
  • Ready to Share!   

Want to Share Series?

Share the Awesome Series Available. This, in a few easy clicks, sets up continued reading for students. Not only will they find one book but they will discover a whole series waiting for them. 
  • Click + and Name Pane.
  • Add Icon/Cover and Title.
  • Add an Action
    • Open a URL
  • Done or Do More.
  • Add arrows to next pane.
  • Ready to Share!   

Or Highlight eBooks Available?

Share eBooks Readily Available—and there is no need to log out and back in. These books will simply appear within your Alexandria Library.
  • Click + and Name Pane.
  • Add Icons and Titles.
  • Add an Action
    • Search for...
  • Add arrows to next pane.
  • Ready to Share!   

With Alexandria, You Can Relax.

You can Rest Easy, Knowing that Alexandria is serving students even while you are away. This allows you time to keep eyes on your patrons and reading success. Build out a Book Club Panel. Display Your March Madness Books. Create a Graphic Novel Reading Club. It's really is all up to you.

With Alexandria Library, your Library is Limitless—and you may absolutely Library Your Way.

But don't take my word for it. Test it out. Try it out for yourself.

You Can Also Personalize EXPLORE

You can create a logo.png that is 600 pixels wide by 70 pixels high to post into Alexandria. Go to your PREFERENCES >> Then RESEARCHER. You will see the "Add your site logo to Researcher" prompt. Simply click, select a .png log, and enjoy!
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