Online Learning with RUSA

Online Courses

Title Event Date Presented By
Readers' Advisory: Experiencing Genre Fiction March 20, 2017 to April 21, 2017 Dana M. Lucisano
Talking Technology: An Experiential Tour of Library Technology April 24, 2017 to June 2, 2017 Dana M. Lucisano

Dates to be announced:  
Reaching Every Patron** CEUs Available!  
Effective Assessment Strategies  
Introduction to Economic Data on the Web  
Health Information 101** CEUs Available!  
Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping  

All courses are hosted asynchronously*  in Moodle.


Title Event Date Presented By
Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library February 23, 2017 Jen Bonnet , Karen Downing , Darlene Nichols
Is there an app for that? Finding primary sources in an app environment. March 7, 2017 Jennifer Koenig Johnson
Resources for Finding Jobs and Strategies for Landing a Librarianship Career March 9, 2017 Gabriel Jimenez, Ketty Rodriguez
Data in Libraries: Open Data March 16, 2017 Jennifer Boettcher
Paging a Librarian: Eliminating the staffed reference desk March 22, 2017 Sharon Holderman
The Library within a Library: The Makerspace Service Point April 4, 2017 Bo Baker, Emily Thompson
Situated Learning in the Library: Using Reference Services to Extend Teaching and Learning April 25, 2017 Hailley Fargo, Rebecca K. Miller
Beyond Ancestry: Genealogical Resources All Researchers Need to Know April 27, 2017 Katherine Pennavaria, Rosemary Meszaros
Data in Libraries: Data Processing and Visualization May 4, 2017 Ryan Womack
Health Reference and You: Guidelines, Best Practices, and Strategies May 16, 2017 Ann Glusker
Back to the Whiteboard: Large Whiteboards and Group Activities in Library Instruction May 23, 2017 Anaya Jones, Paula Kiser
Targeted Beta Testing of Non-traditional Partnerships: Supporting Student Academic Success Alaska-Style May 23, 2017 Page Brannon, Anna Bjartmarsdottir, Lorelei Sterling
Social Media Assessment for Information Literacy Instructors June 15, 2017 Jennifer Joe
Serving those who served: Working with the Veteran and Military Communities July 13, 2017 Sarah LeMIre, Kristen Mulvihill
The Google Driver's Manual July 13, 2017 Sonnet Ireland
Virtually embedded within an LMS: tips, tricks and best practices August 2, 2017 Elizabeth Dill, Michael Holt
I Am Not A Robot: Using Emotional Intelligence to Humanize Virtual Reference Interactions August 24, 2017 Emily Mann, Lindsey Wharton

All webinar times are Central (Chicago) Time. All webinars are hosted in Adobe Connect.



Individual course registration rates:

  • $130 for RUSA members
  • $175 for ALA members
  • $210 for non-ALA members
  • $100 for student members and retired members

Online and fax registration ends at close-of-business the Thursday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Group course registrations?

  • We offer 15% savings for group registrations.
  • Groups are defined as two or more librarians/staff from a library or network of libraries who are enrolling in the same course at the same time.
  • Register online or download the group registration form to fax or mail in. 


Individual webinar registration rates:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $50
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $65

Group webinar registrations?

  • Single login ($99):  for groups who will view the webinar together in a single location, e.g. a conference room.
  • Multiple logins ($38 per person, minimum 2ppl):  for institutions who want two or more employees to participate, but each will be at their own workstations. For multiple logins, you must have minimum of 2 participants in the same course from the same library or library system in order to receive the group rate.
  • Register online or Download the group registration form


  • Questions about registration: contact Membership and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433, option 5, or
  • Questions about Moodle or successfully taking online courses? Check the FAQ.
  • Any requests for cancelation of registration must be received in writing ALA/MACS department by the latest registration deadline listed online and are subject to a $40 processing fee. 
  • RUSA reserves the right to cancel a course or workshop for reasons including insufficient numbers of students.