Online Courses and Webinars
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, offers convenient, year round online learning opportunities to further your knowledge and career skills. ASCLA's online courses and webinars focus on topics related to state and specialized libraries, prison libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants as well as topics related to accessibility and outreach to underserved patrons. ASCLA members qualify for discounted registration rates including discounts on group registrations. Courses and webinars are open to the public.
All courses are hosted in Moodle. Click on a course title for full detail.
|Title||Event Date||Presented By|
|Story-a-thon: Creating Community Partnerships to Enhance Access to Literacy Services for Children with Disabilities||Monday, April 17, 2017 to Friday, May 12, 2017||Zach Stier|
|Build Your Professional Brand and Get Published||Monday, May 1, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017||Barbara Alvarez|
|Building a Successful Independent Consulting Practice||Monday, May 1, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017||Jasmine Parson Williams|
Asynchronous distance learning occurs when the teacher and the pupils interact in different places and during different times. Students enrolled in asynchronous courses are able to complete their work whenever they please. Asynchronous distance learning often relies on technology such as message boards, email, pre-recorded video lectures, mp3s, etc.
Source: http://distancelearn.about.com/od/choosingaschool/p/LearningTypes.htm. March 23, 2015
ONLINE COURSES: REGISTER ONLINE
Individuals can register online, 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.
GROUP REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE COURSES:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the registration process.
All webinar times are Central (Chicago) Time. All webinars are hosted in Adobe Connect.
|Title||Event Date||Presented By||Event Type|
|From Theory to Practice: Outreach to Underserved Patron Populations||Thursday, April 20, 2017||Dr. Nicole Cooke, Dr. Renee Hill||Webinar|
|Not to be Forgotten: Providing Library Services for People Living with Dementia||Tuesday, April 25, 2017||Mary Beth Riedner, Tysha Shay, Kate Finnegan Dopkins||Webinar|
|Ebook innovation + publisher collaboration = library domination @ your library||Wednesday, May 17, 2017||Mitchell Davis, Lauren Klouda, Veronda Pitchford||Webinar|
WEBINAR REGISTRATION: REGISTER ONLINE
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
- * SPECIAL PRICING for 3 webinar series. Click the webinar name above for more detailed information about the pricing structure.
Prefer to register by mail or fax? Download the PDF registration form.
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)
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)
You can get more information about state library membership by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 1-800-545-2433, option 5.
Any requests for cancelation 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.