Online Learning with RUSA

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Online Courses


All courses are hosted in Moodle.

Click on a course title for full detail. All courses are asynchronous.*

May 2016  
May 2 - 29 Business Reference 101
May 2 - June 12 Reference Interview 101
May 2 - June 5 Librarians as Instructional Design Ambassadors
July 2016  
July 5 - August 21 Readers' Advisory 101 (Live Chats on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  CST)
July 18 - August 28 Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy
September 2016  
September 12 - October 23 Introduction to Instructional Design for Librarians  (Live Chats on Mondays at 5 p.m.  CST)
October 2016  
October 3 - 30 Interlibrary Loan 101 (Recorded Live Sessions on M/W, Time 1-2 p.m. CST)
October 3 - 30 Business Reference 101
October 31 - December 4 Genealogy 101
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  
Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference (Recorded Live Sessions on Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. CST)  

*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.

Monday, February 29, 2016:
What Does It Take? Building and Maintaining a Seed Lending Library
Wednesday, April 20, 2016:
Teaching with Primary Sources
Thursday, May 19, 2016:
Transforming Online Reference With Proactive Chat System

Free Webinars for Members Only



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.

Do you have questions about Moodle or successfully taking online courses? Check the FAQ.

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.