Online Learning

Registration is now open for PLA’s Virtual Spring Symposium

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will host the 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time on March 20. Moderated by Stephanie Gerding, librarian, author and trainer, this full day of public library education will offer a total of eight education programs across four subject tracks; Administration/Leadership and Youth Services tracks will run simultaneously in the morning, while Marketing/Customer Service and Technology tracks will run in the afternoon.

Learn how to shine online with PLA’s presentation skills webinar

CHICAGO — With both audience and presenter out of sight, online presentations pose a unique challenge. Learn how to engage an online audience and keep their attention during “How to Be a Webinar Superstar: Tips for Running Effective Online Presentations,” a live, hour-long webinar from the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. CST, Feb. 27.

ALA Techsource welcomes back the popular tablets in libraries workshop

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource is offering a new session of the popular workshop, "Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services" with Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang.

Learn how to bring patrons in with a great music collection

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces another session of its best-selling workshop, "Building a Music Collection that Brings People to Your Library" with Matthew Moyer and Andrew Coulon.

Sue Polanka's e-books workshop back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces another session of its best-selling workshop, "Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library," with Sue Polanka.

Knowledge Quest webinar aligns graphic novels to the standards

CHICAGO – In a new Knowledge Quest webinar hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), writer Katie Monnin will guide attendees through aligning graphic novels to various national standards, including the AASL learning standards and the Common Core State Standards. “Aligning Graphic Novels to the Standards” will take place at 6 p.m. central time on Feb. 12, 2013. To register, visit

AASL recordings explore transliteracy in the school library program

CHICAGO – During Transliteracy in the School Library Program, the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum, school librarians from all over the country met to discuss transliteracy - the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media.

Explore video tutorials, pop culture in library instruction, library/ archives collaborations with 2013 ACRL e-learning

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in winter 2013 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

Registration for all online courses and webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three ACRL e-Learning events and receive one free registration.

CEUs now available for ASCLA online course 'Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities'

CHICAGO — Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are now available for “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities,” an online course offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) that aligns with one of the division’s core values: access to library services and information for all.

Planning and preparing for RDA: popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 1, 2013.


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