Assn. of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Are you a subject matter expert who wants to help people and organizations fill a gap in knowledge, skills, or service? This course will guide participants through the exploration and quantification of their uniquely marketable skills and expertise in order to build and launch a successful consulting practice. Using carefully curated resources and experience, the instructor will help each participant design and build a strategy for launching a consulting practice in their area of expertise.
LiveWebinar
There is a growing trend of adding “unusual items” to libraries’ circulating collections. Circulating cake pans, posthole diggers, ukuleles, soil testers, bread machines and more is exciting and impactful, but challenging. This talk introduces and contextualizes the trend, discusses best practices, addresses common questions, and suggests a plan for adding unusual items to your own library.
On-DemandeCourseAttendance Cert.
This course introduces interactive fiction (IF) while showing how to create narrative text-based games for a variety of audiences and platforms. IF is a powerful tool to engage both readers and writers while teaching basic programming skills.
LiveWebinar
Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! This 60-minute webinar focuses on increasing participants' level of understanding of the library and information needs of individuals who are considered “traditionally underserved”. Traditionally underserved populations include (but are not limited to) patrons who: have disabilities, are currently or formerly incarcerated, are English language learners, are homeless, are members of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.
LiveWebinar
Should library services cease with a diagnosis of dementia? Of course not. Yet library services to this growing and often overlooked population are currently scarce. With aging comes related risks of developing Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The Alzheimer’s Association states that there are currently over 5 million Americans afflicted with this disorder. The consequences of a dementia diagnosis and its impact on families and communities can seem overwhelming.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Many prisoners regret their criminal behavior and resolve to change their ways. Nowhere in the prison is there a more exciting opportunity to get inmates invested in lasting rehabilitative change than the prison library, yet many Departments of Correction undervalue the changed-based potential of both library and Librarian as vital pieces of the rehabilitative puzzle.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Many prisoners regret their criminal behavior and resolve to change their ways. Nowhere in the prison is there a more exciting opportunity to get inmates invested in lasting rehabilitative change than the prison library, yet many Departments of Correction undervalue the changed-based potential of both library and Librarian as vital pieces of the rehabilitative puzzle.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
In this class, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class exercises will accompany each week’s lectures. The four-part topical tour of project management will culminate with a final project based on project management principles. The course is self-paced.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Need help managing projects in your library? Want to become a manager or are early in your management career? Don't have a lot of patrons taking advantage of your library offerings? If you answered yes, this three-part eCourse strategy series is for you! First in the series is Project Management in Libraries; Review the skills and experiences needed to be an exemplary project manager. Second up, Who Manages, Who Leads?; A dive into practical working knowledge for a prospective, new or current manager.