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Online Courses


All courses are hosted in Moodle.

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Date range (asynchronous) Course Title
March 23 - April 12, 2015 Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping
March 23 - April 26, 2015 Genealogy 101
April 6 - May 17, 2015 Reference Interview
April 6 - May 17, 2015 Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy (New!)
April 20 - May 31, 2015 Introduction to Instructional Design for Librarians (New!) (Live Chats on Mondays at 6 p.m.  CST)
April 20 - May 17, 2015
Registration closed
Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference (Live Sessions on Thursdays, Time 1 p.m. CST)
May 11 - June 21, 2015 Health Information 101** CEU's Available!
May 11 - June 5, 2015 Business Reference 101
Dates To Be Announced:  
Reaching Every Patron** CEU's Available!  
Introduction to Economic Data on the Web  
Interlibrary Loan 101  
Effective Assessment Strategies  
Readers' Advisory 101  

Asynchronous distance learning occurs when the teacher and the pupils interact in different places and during different times. Students enrolled in asynchronous courses are able to complete their work whenever they please. Asynchronous distance learning often relies on technology such as message boards, email, pre-recorded video lectures, mp3s, etc.

Source: March 23, 2015



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

Date/Time Webinar Title
Wednesday, April 01, 2015:
Universal Design for Learning, Information literacy, and Libraries
Friday, April 03, 2015:
What is Content Marketing + Should You Be Using It at Your Library?
Monday, April 06, 2015:
Reference Interviewing: Best Practices in Action
Thursday, April 30, 2015:
Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth
Wednesday, May 6, 2015:
No Thumbs Required: Strategies for a Superior SMS/Text Reference Service
Tuesday, May 12, 2015:
Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects
Monday, August 3, 2015:
Boomerang Library Users: Implementing Effective, Enriching and Educational Library programs for target users to Learn and Return

Free and On-Demand Webcasts

Free and On-Demand Webcasts can be downloaded here.


TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE COURSES: Individuals can register in one of two ways:

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.

Interested in registering a group for a course? 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. Download the group registration form.

Contact Membership and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433, option 5, with questions about the registration process.

TO REGISTER FOR WEBINARS: For individual registrations, register online or download the individual webinar registration form.

Individual registration rates are as follows:
RUSA members: $40
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $25
Non-members: $65

For group webinar registrations, there are two registration options for webinars: a single login ($99), or multiple logins ($38 per person, minimum 2ppl). The single login is designed for groups who will view the webinar together in a single location, e.g. a conference room. The multiple login is 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. Download the group registration form. Contact with any questions.

Contact Membership and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433, option 5, with questions about the registration process.

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.

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Proposing an Online Course or Webinar

Do you have an idea for a course or webinar that we are not currently offering? Learn more about submitting proposals for RUSA online learning.