Online Learning Proposals
Proposing New RUSA Courses and Webinars
Do you have a topic you would love to have covered in an online course or webinar? Do you know of a colleague, friend, or subject matter expert who would be an excellent addition to our professional development instructor team? Submit your ideas to RUSA!
The next submission period is Aug. 1 - Sept. 1, 2013. The RUSA Professional Development Committee will review proposals in early September. Approved webinars will be presented between Oct. 22 and Dec. 1, 2013. Approved online courses will launch in February or March, 2014.
All proposals must be submitted using the online forms provided online below. A PDF version of each form is available for download to assist you in planning your proposal.
Questions about the proposal process or other elements of RUSA's online learning program? Contact RUSA Professional Development Chair Jeannette Pierce (piercejea -at- missouri.edu) or RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill (ahill -at- ala.org).
Download a PDF of the webinar proposal form to help prepare your submission.
Download a PDF of the online course proposal form to help prepare your submission.
Course and webinar topics should be either of interest to RUSA's membership or an area of member expertise that is relevant to the larger library community.
The following potential webinar topics are of great value and interest, though RUSA welcomes submissions presenting on other topics, as well: reference basics; reference for specialized audiences; research, trends and hot topics in readers advisory; technology advisory; information literacy; community partnerships; library programs; outreach; partnerships among different types of libraries; government data and related resources; library spaces and assessing future needs; copyright in the digital age; collection development; special collections; tips and tutorials for relevant tech tools; standards and guidelines; genealogy; advocating for reference; resource development; fundraising; marketing; job searching and related resources; book reviewing; interlibrary loan; creating a single service point (vs. multiple service points in a single facility); embedded librarians; e-books; writing annotations; leading a book group; collection marketing; and library marketing and display ideas.