NPIRS conducts two days of training at the meeting in April and at their annual conference in September. For new NPIRS or NSPIRS members, a free 'New Member' webinar is offered to familiarize them with the features and functionality of NPIRS or NSPIRS. The webinar generally last 1.5 - 2 hours.
NPIRS staff also travels to conduct training on-site for corporations and state agencies. Corporations willing to host an ALSTAR or NPIRS meeting, are offered a day of free on-site NPIRS training for their staff. Throughout the year, NPIRS provides webinar training and instruction for its members.
NPIRS/NSPIRS New Member's Webinar and Webinar Series
NPIRS offers a free monthly webinars for New Members. The Webinar Series is offered throughout the year. For more information and to register, click on the link below.Webinar Information and Registration Form
Training References and ManualsThe following materials are under 'Resources' in NPIRS and NSPIRS subscription websites:
- NPIRS Ready Reference - facts about using keywords for searching, understanding the dictionaries, database search/output/interaction options
- NPIRS Training Manual - latest training manual with step by step illustration for conducting searches
- NPIRS FAQ - answers to commonly asked questions