Online Learning

LITA offers a number of online learning opportunities throughout the year. Webinars consist of one time sessions while a Web Course meets for multiple sessions.

Current Online Learning Opportunities

Teaching Patrons about Privacy in a World of Pervasive Surveillance: Lessons from the Library Freedom Project

Presenter: Alison Macrina
Offered: October 6, 2015

Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians

Presenter: Melody Condron
Offered: October 6 - November 3, 2015

Creative Commons Crash Course

Presenter: Carli Spina
Offered: October 7, 2015

Digital Privacy Toolkit for Librarians

Presenter: Alison Macrina
Offered: October 20, 2015

Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know - 2

Presenters: Steven Bowers,  A.J. Million, Elliot Polak and Ken Varnum
Offered: November 2, 2015

Previous Online Learning Opportunities

Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out

Presenters: Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides
Offered: May 12, 2015

Technology and Youth Services Programs: Early Literacy Apps and More

Presenter: Claire Moore
Offered: May 20, 2015

Learn to Teach Coding, a Free Webinar

Presenters: Kimberly Bryant and Lake Raymond
Offered: May 26, 2015

After Hours: Circulating Technology to Improve Kids' Access

Presenter: Megan Egbert
Offered: May 27, 2015

Taking the Struggle Out of Statistics web course

Presenter: Jackie Bronicki
Offered: April 6 - May 3, 2015

Beyond Web Page Analytics: Using Google tools to assess user behavior across web properties

Presenters: Ed Sanchez, Rob Nunez and Keven Riggle
Offered: March 31, 2015

Webinar: Re-Drawing the Map Series

Presenters: Mita Williams and Cecily Walker
Offered: November 18, 2014, December 9, 2014, and January 6, 2015

Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

Presenters: Brigitte Bell, Steven Bowers, Terry Cottrell, Elliot Polak and Ken Varnum,
Offered:  December 2, 2014

Getting Started with GIS web course

Instructor: Eva Dodsworth, University of Waterloo
Offered:   January 12 - February 9, 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries

Offered:  May 14 - 21, 2014
Instructors:  (Team teaching with Montana State University research team including: Kenning Arlitsch, Patrick O'Brien, Scott Young, and Jason Clark)

Getting Started with GIS web course

Offered:   April 21- May 11, 2014
Instructor: Eva Dodsworth, University of Waterloo

Games in Libraries for Outreach and Instruction

Instructors:  Andrew Battista,  Mary J. Snyder Broussard,  Cecilia Sirigos,  Heath Ward and Breanne Kirsch
Offered:  May 19, 2014

All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success

Instructors: Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, Scott Young, Montana State University
Offered:  April 2, 2014

Web Course: Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs

Instructors:  Jason Clark, Montana State University and Karen Coombs, OCLC Developer Network
Offered: November 15-19, 2010; April 18-22, 2011, August 22-26, 2011, November 14-18, 2011

Webinar: Using Scrum to Streamline Web Applications Development and Increase Staff Involvement

Presenter: Michelle Frisque, Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library
Offered: July 18, 2011

Webinar: Roadmap to JPEG2000

Presenters: Bill Comstock, Harvard University; Gretchen Gueguen, University of Virginia; Andrew Laas, ProQuest
September 13, 10:00-11:30 am CDT

Web Course: Getting Started with GIS

Instructor: Eva Dodsworth, University of Waterloo
Offered: April 9-30, 2012, August 13-September 4 2012, February 11- March 4, 2013; July 8-28, 2013; November 11 - December 1, 2013

Webinar: Social Networking the Catalog: Community Based Approaches to Building Catalogs and Collections

Presenter: Margaret Heller, Dominican University
Offered; June 7, 2012

Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5

Instructor: Jason Clark, Montana State University
Offered: August 2012; November 2012; March 2013; August 2013; January 2014

Webinar: All Aboard - The Party's Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success

Presenters: Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, Scott Young, Montana State University
Offered: August 20, 2013

Webinar: Linked Data Series

Presenters: Jackie Shieh, Jeremy Nelson, Bob DuCharme
Offered: December 5, 2013, January 14, and February 11, 2014


The Education Committee identifies topics and presenters, reviews proposals, and recommends educational programs to the LITA Board. The Education Committee accepts proposals for programs, webinars, workshops, or regional institutes via the submit a proposal webform.


Send topic suggestions for courses, webinars, workshops, or regional institutes to the LITA Office.