Reference & User Services Assn.

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.
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.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Far too often today, people say our profession is dying. This course teaches participants that marketing and promotions can help us better serve our patrons in the 21st century, and improve awareness and regard for our profession. Marketing in the 21st century library is a four week course designed for MLS candidates, graduates, librarians and paraprofessionals who are charged with creating marketing and promotions plans. It will highlight the overall importance of using marketing and promotions to increase awareness and plan for the future.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
In this class, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be an 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 cumulate with a final project. The course is self-paced.

Learn how to become more comfortable providing readers' advisory (RA) services. Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal, and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.

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Reference Interview is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images and text, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Scheduled chat sessions will model interviewing techniques using sample dialogues.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
This course will cover both foundational elements of marketing and outreach and specific tools. During the first week, each participant will be encouraged to pick a library (their own or another library of a type of interest to them) and base their work on that library throughout the course so that they can develop a portfolio of skills and materials to use in the future. At the same time, they will be asked a few other basic questions so that later course content can be customized to the interests and needs of the participants. The course content will be broken up into six weeks.
LiveWebinar
The business education is facing new trends in creating engaged and collegiate environment, enhancing data-driven decision making, developing new education models such as experiential learning, integrating new technology to support greater customization and specialization, and designing curriculums around the trending topics on corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, leadership and globalization. How can business librarians respond to these trends and shift our roles to meet new challenges? This webinar will address these key questions and introduce some good practices in the field.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Users expect the impossible. Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for reference and interlibrary loan will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible. Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools. This four-week class, taught by Christian Baich from IUPUI and Collette Mak from Notre Dame will take you from Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms? This course is for you!