Reference & User Services Assn.

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
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.
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.