eLearning

New eCourse: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, participants will:

New Workshop: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific .

Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Spring 2017 brings a veritable garden of fresh topics with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using layered design templates, plus ways to use the READ Design Studio to personalize your library's promotions, highlight collections, and make fun giveaways!

PLA releases digital literacy tutorials in Spanish

CHICAGO — Spanish speakers will now have access to digital literacy training resources thanks to recent efforts by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. PLA announced today that all learning content on its website DigitalLearn.org is available in Spanish.

ASCLA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, offers convenient, year round online learning opportunities to further your knowledge and career skills. ASCLA's online courses and webinars focus on topics related accessibility and outreach to underserved patrons as well as topics related to state and specialized libraries, prison libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants.

eCourse on Fundraising and Grantsmanship Starting

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week course on Fundraising and Grantsmanship.  The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays from March 6 – April 16, 2017.  The course costs $350 for ALA members and $400 for non-ALA members.  REGISTER now, so you don&rs

New Workshop: How to Hire a New Library Employee

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Hire a New Library Employee with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

How to Hire a New Library Employee Workshop

RUSA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public. Whether you want to acquire new skills or sharpen your current skills, RUSA's online courses and webinars offer convenient and flexible learning opportunities on both basic and advance topics. Basic topics may include the reference interview and readers' advisory to name a few.