Online Courses

ACRL's online courses and webcasts and designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budgetACRL e-Learning courses are multi-week, online courses delivered through the Moodle platform.  Course activities are primarily asynchronous and require approximately three to five hours a week.

February 2015

Using Qualitative Research Strategies to Assess Library Services and Programs (February 16-March 20, 2015)
This course, designed for library staff and librarians interested in learning "how to do" qualitative data analysis, will provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to explore a variety of qualitative research strategies and methods as they actually analyze their own library qualitative data that they bring with them to the course. Learn about the differences between quantitative and qualitative research; experiment with different approaches and strategies for collecting and analyzing qualitative data; and use your qualitative findings to tell your own library story.

March 2015

From Tutorials to Courses: Building an Engaging Online Learning Experience for Your Audience (March 2-20, 2015)
This multi-week course will cover on how to effectively create an online learning experience at either the tutorial or course level. Learn how to write course goals and measurable learning objectives, create a sense of community, design or locate online education resources, and assess student learning.

April 2015

Community College Libraries: More Relevant than Ever (April 13-May 15, 2015)
This five week course offers 1.5 hours each week on topics of interest to new and experienced community college librarians.  The course presenters are the co-authors of Handbook for Community College Librarians, published in 2013 and experienced community college librarians.

What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans (April 27-May 15, 2015)
Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plan. Each week will include assigned readings, a written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.