Reference & User Services Assn.

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
BizRef 101 is for any librarian or librarian-in-training who wants to gain confidence and knowledge around BizRef topics such as company and industry research, consumer and market research, entrepreneurship topics and more. This 3-week long, asynchronous course allows users to go at their own pace as they work their way through each section. In additon to interacting with other course participants and sharing BizRef "stumper" questions, students in this course will have access to a number of proprietary business research databases through trials set up specifically for them
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
BizRef 101 is designed for anyone who is looking to gain knowledge and skills around company, industry, consumer, entrepreneurship and other business-related research topics.
LiveWebinar
The webinar will share what the presenter has learned from her unique experience of aggregating more than 200 data programs related to local business and industries. The webinar intends to answer the questions such as "who creates local data?" "What data is available at more granular, below state level?", "What are the hidden treasures that were often neglected by data researchers?", what are the strategies for finding local business statistics and data?"
LiveWebinar
Oftentimes, adult patrons ask public librarians indirectly about financial situations in which they have found themselves. They seek practical solutions quickly. Yet, questions such as how to navigate websites to apply for bankruptcy, unemployment, loans for cash, as well as obtaining a credit report take time and expertise. In these cases, financial literacy programming can provide the time and expertise to assist adults with their questions. In this webinar, learn how to get started in planning financial literacy programming. 
LiveWebinar
This webinar will present statistics about the problems of expensive textbook requirements (for higher education and public k-12), equity issues in higher education that can be resolved with the adoption of OER, the definitions associated with copyright, Creative Commons licensing, public domain works, fair use, and what it means to contribute to the open learning community. An invitation to collaborate on OER development will be offered to participants. Sharing the presenter's work on various committees will also give participants alternate ways to become involved in the open community.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Interlibrary loan is the process of requesting materials from or supplying materials to other libraries. Library shelving and physical collections continue to vanish, and electronic resource collections continue to grow, Interlibrary Loan services must expand to meet the needs of modern library patrons. Library staff must learn to exist in this reality, while managing whatever changes to service models that this reality presents.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Interlibrary loan is the process of requesting materials from or supplying materials to other libraries. Library shelving and physical collections continue to vanish, and electronic resource collections continue to grow, Interlibrary Loan services must expand to meet the needs of modern library patrons. Library staff must learn to exist in this reality, while managing whatever changes to service models that this reality presents.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: indentifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. This course will utilize the Morrison, Ross, and KEMP Instructional Design Model.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Training & Events Coordinator, at nmoore@ala.org. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Librarians provide many services to their patrons that are instructional in nature, including: helping patrons at the reference desk, teaching information literacy classes, or developing educational programs. By understanding the essentials of learning design, librarians can better prepare the ways they communicate and plan the instructional experiences for patrons.