Online Courses and Webinars

ASCLA holds online classes and events to further your knowledge and career skills. Registration is open to all individuals interested in these topics, regardless of membership status.


**CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are available for these courses with asterisks (**) Registration rates--individual and group--for these courses are $20 more than other courses in order to reflect this credit.

**Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities March 2 - 29, 2015
Two live course chat meetings: 

Chat 1:  Thursday, March 12, 1-2 pm CST.
Chat 2:  Thursday, March 26, 1-2 pm CST.

An Introduction to Correctional Librarianship (New Course!) - March 16 - April 25, 2015

**Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience April 13 - May 17, 2015
Five live course chat meetings:

Chat 1: Thursday, April 16, 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time
Chat 2: Thursday, April 23, 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time
Chat 3: Thursday, April 30, 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time
Chat 4: Thursday, May 7, 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time
Chat 5: Thursday, May 14, 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time


The Reader-friendly Library - evaluating the visitor experience (New Course!) - April 20 - May 31, 2015


Individuals can Register online now, or download the online course registration form to register via mail or fax. Registration closes the Thursday prior to each course's start date. We offer 15% savings for group registrations.


Groups are defined as two or more librarians/staff from a library or network of libraries who are enrolling in the same course at the same time. Download the group registration form.

Contact Membership and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433, option 5, or with questions about the registration process. 


Do you have questions about Moodle or successfully taking online courses? Check the FAQ .


Do you have an idea for a course that we are not currently offering? Learn more about submitting proposals for professional development courses.



All webinar times are Central (Chicago) Time. We use Adobe Connect for our webinar presentations.

Thursday, March 19, 2015: 2-3:30pm Accessible literacy online: Options for patrons with disabilities that affect print reading
Thursday, March 26, 2015: 1-2:30pm Free and Affordable Apps for Accessibility
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: 10-11:30am One Size Doesn't Fit All: Building a Collection for Youth with Disabilities
Tuesday, May 05, 2015: 10-11:30am Successful Initiatives in Library Services for People who are Incarcerated



Individual Registration Fees for Single Webinars*:

  • $40 for ASCLA members
  • $50 for ALA members
  • $65 for non-ALA members
  • $25 for ALA student members and retired members

Prefer to register by mail or fax? Download the PDF registration form.

*SPECIAL PRICING for 3 webinar series. Click the webinar name above for more detailed information about the pricing structure.

Group Rates for Single Webinars:
To qualify for a group rate, you must have a minimum of 2 people registering from the same library, library system or network.

  • $99 single login
  • $38/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people)

Download the group registration form.

State Library Group Rates:
State Libraries who are members of ASCLA receive the following rates:

  • $69 single login
  • $29/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people)

Download the state library group registration form.

You can get more information about state library membership by e-mailing or calling 1-800-545-2433, option 5.

Any requests for cancellation of registration must be received in writing ALA/MACS department by the latest registration deadline listed online and are subject to a $35 processing fee. ASCLA reserves the right to cancel a course or workshop for reasons including insufficient numbers of students.