Online Learning

New RUSA online course provides foundation in interlibrary loan practices in public, academic libraries

CHICAGO — The first offering of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101, a new online course offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 14, 2012; registration is open now!

LLAMA webinar helps you navigate through physical and virtual library planning

CHICAGO — The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a new webinar, “Physical and Virtual Library Planning,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Connect your patrons with indie fiction recommendations from PLA's upcoming readers' advisory webinar

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CDT on Sept. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Alternative Reads: Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction with Your Patrons,” to introduce attendees to the wide array of books from small and independent presses, hybrid publishers and self-published works.

Yolanda Cuesta to lead PLA management course on serving diverse populations

CHICAGO — On Oct. 11 and 12 the Public Library Association (PLA) and its co-sponsor, the Kent District Library (KDL) in Grand Rapids, Mich., will present a two-day, in-person management course, “Serving Diverse Populations” at the KDL Cascade Township Branch. The course offers library managers, supervisors and directors the opportunity to gain practical, real-world skills to make their library successful at serving a mixed community.

LLAMA webinar shows how to get results with stories about your library

CHICAGO  — Everybody knows that some stories are more compelling than others. Now you can discover how to select and communicate the stories of your library’s successes in ways that will have the greatest impact and will produce the results you need. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Outcomes: Stories that Matter” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Description: This webinar will present a step-by-step process for identifying and communicating the impact your library has had on your community or larger institution.

Free webinars from the Library Support Staff Certification Program

CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will be hosting two free webinars, one on Aug. 7 and one on Aug. 8.

ALSC offers student session on mentoring Aug. 14

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, at 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 14, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will offer a free online workshop for all students and early career professionals interested in children’s services. Emerging as a Leader: How ALSC Helped Us Become the Future is presented by three members of ALSC’s 2012 Emerging Leader project team. Debbie Zimmerman, Kim Castle-Alberts and Maria Pontillas were members of the 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders Team E that developed recommendations for an ALSC mentoring program.

Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology-trainer course in September

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting registrations for the interactive online course “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer.” This four-week blended learning program begins Sept. 10 and is designed for library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training for users or staff at their library.

ALCTS offers exciting new guides and webinars for “Sudden Selectors”

CHICAGO — Library professionals suddenly tasked with selecting resources in new and unfamiliar subject areas have two new books and webinars to help them from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

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