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.
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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.
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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.
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This webinar is designed to help librarians understand the role of public, academic, special or school libraries in advocating for and contributing to Community Health. While many libraries provide access to health information, targeted and refined programs can more effectively address communities' needs, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations. The presenter is a clinical librarian with extensive experience providing health information to vulnerable populations and partnering with public libraries and local organizations to enhance community health. 
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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.
LiveWebinar
This webinar covers veteran resources, collection development, making your spaces and services more welcoming to veterans, and outreach to them.
LiveWebinar
In this webinar, learn how to build your own veteran-focused programs within your community by reaching partners and volunteers, empowering your local veterans to connect with other veterans, creating a comfortable environment to share experiences, providing education to meet veterans' specialized needs, and ultimately honoring and supporting your veteran community