Integrating New Technologies into Your Collections

Are you looking for practical ways to integrate new technologies into your collections? Are you wondering how to balance your physical and digital holdings to maximize your offerings to your users, successfully engage them, and meet their needs? We will examine: - Collection development and management - How to successfully blend physical and digital collections - Digital devices: selection, management, and providing access - Staff Training and development All course participants will complete a course project focusing on a specific aspect of collection development of interest to them. Course participants will leave this course with a wealth of practical knowledge and will be able to confidently, easily, and successfully integrate a wide variety of new technologies and digital tools into their collections.

Learning Outcomes

Course participants will leave this course with a wealth of practical knowledge about new and emerging technologies and will be able to confidently, easily, and successfully integrate a wide variety of new technologies and digital tools into their collections.

Who Should Attend

Public or School Librarians interested in integrating new technologies into their collections.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This course is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.

Instructor(s)

Bonnie Roalsen, Head of Children's Services, Dover Town (Mass.) Public Library.

Date(s) & Time(s)

This is a four week Moodle course run asynchroniously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time.  This course will begin the week of January 6, 2014.

Credits &/or CEUs Heading

College credit and CEU's are not available at this time. ALSC's online courses are the equivalent of a one day face-to-face workshop. A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion for each course taken.

Requirements vary by state and school district regarding certification and continuing education credits. The decision to grant CEU credits remains entirely up to your state or school district. If you are in need of credits, check with your state and/or school district before enrolling to determine eligibility. Some states will review your certificate of completion and course syllabus to determine eligibility. A PDF copy of the syllabus can be provided to you upon request.

Fee

Class size is limited to 30 students.

ALSC Personal Member: $115
ALA Personal Member: $165
Nonmember: $185

Member rates apply to personal memberships only.  Interested in joining ALSC?  Click here to learn more about ALSC and how to join.

Technical Requirements

Computer, internet connection, web browser.

Contact

If you have questions about the course material, please contact the course instructor Bonnie Roalsen.

If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.

All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Kristen Sutherland, ALSC Program Officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the class starts. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $35 processing fee. NO phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed two weeks after the start of the course. ALSC reserves the right to cancel a course for reasons including insufficient numbers of students. Cancellations after the course has begun will not be accepted.