Online Courses

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) e-Learning online courses are multi-week, primarily asynchronous events.

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ACRL's live webcasts and multi-week online courses are designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. ACRL online learning helps fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.

May 2024

Efficient Prompt Engineering for Librarians - May 13-June 7, 2024
Specifically tailored for academic librarians, this four-week course dives deep into the practical application of generative AI and large language models. Learn how to seamlessly integrate AI principles into your daily workflow, enhancing your skillset for a wide range of library services. During the course, you’ll engage with online course materials, assignments, discussions, and Q&A sessions, fostering a comprehensive learning environment. Build a solid foundation in AI and prompt engineering and acquire actionable strategies and prompts tailored for librarianship in the contemporary AI landscape.

June 2024

Building an Information Literacy Micro-Course in 6 Weeks - June 3-July 12, 2024
This beginner/intermediate level asynchronous course will provide participants with a step-by-step guide on the process of planning and implementing their own information literacy micro-course in only six weeks. At the end of the course, participants will have identified their information literacy learning outcome for their micro-course, scripted, storyboarded, filmed and edited their micro-course video, created an accompanying learning activity, and identified their means of sharing their course with stakeholders.

July 2024

Exploring AI with Critical Information Literacy - July 15 - August 9, 2024
The rapid development of AI raises critical questions for academic librarians. This course will equip you to address concerns around misinformation, bias, and the impact of AI on scholarship and research. Examine and unpack AI through the lens of critical information literacy and explore the ways AI is rooted in and is an expression of our social, political, and cultural systems and power structures. With this critical lens, examine ways in which librarians can uncover, navigate, and respond to many of the challenges posed by AI. How can we as librarians leverage our expertise and contribute to conversations and efforts around things like ethical AI movements? How can librarians empower our communities to ask questions and engage with AI and technology more critically?