Online Courses

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ACRL's multi-week online courses and live webcasts and designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Course activities are delivered through the Moodle platform, are primarily asynchronous, and require approximately three to five hours a week.

ACRL online learning helps fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.


November 2021

Leading from the Middle: Changing approaches to library leadership and communication - November 22-December 17, 2021
Middle Managers are influencers of workplace morale and talent acquisition and retention; they are expected to spark innovation in service models, collections, and spaces. As such, new middle managers need support in evolving their mindsets and approaches to leadership and communication. This course will fill a much-needed gap by blending the theoretical ideas about leadership with practical application. Rather than a checklist of do’s and don’ts, this course is about anticipating the effects of communication, so that leaders can flex their approaches and produce desired results. Ultimately, participants will shift into a leadership mindset that focuses less on how one leads and more on the people being led. 

April 2022

A Practical Guide to Implementing UDL in Libraries - April 18-May 6, 2022
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been around for some time and many librarians have heard of it. Yet, it remains challenging for librarians to implement UDL, as much of the available literature is focused on classroom faculty and often does not match our needs. It is one thing to understand the theory of UDL and have a desire to try it, but to move from theory to practice, librarians also need to have a tool kit of actual concrete techniques that will work in a library setting. The aim of this course is to do just that—provide specific UDL strategies that librarians can implement.