RUSA Winter Online Learning

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/02/2017


Jennifer Cross

Web Services Manager

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

CHICAGO - Don’t miss! 2/23/17 – [Webinar] “Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library”
Pinpoint resources of interest to diverse grant-seeking communities. Identify potential partnerships for grant-seeking support and instruction on campus and in the community. Identify workshop ideas that can be adapted at other institutions.

2/6/17 - 3/3/17 - [Course] "Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference" 
Users expect the impossible. This webinar will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible. Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools taught during this four-week course.

2/9/17 - [Webinar] “Trends in business education and their impacts on business reference and services”
Business education is facing new trends in: creating engaged and collegiate environment, enhancing data-driven decision making, developing new education models such as experiential learning, integrating new technology to support greater customization and specialization and designing curricula around the trending topics.

3/7/17 – [Webinar] “Is there an app for that? Finding primary sources in an app environment”
Learn about history apps and how to immediately implement those app-based sources into reference and research services. Identify, evaluate and apply app evaluation techniques. Learn how apps can be utilized in the reference interview as well as participate in at least one active learning session using a history-based app on a mobile device.

NEW! 3/9/17 – [Webinar] “Resources for Finding Jobs and Strategies for Landing a Librarianship Career”
Learn specific online resources for finding library jobs and strategies for landing these jobs including internships, residency, fellowship and volunteerism. You’ll visit some of the websites and provde a bibliographic list of books, websites and journals. The objective of this webinar is for the participants to be able to target library jobs, have a list of printed and electronic resources and to help them with the job searching and applying for library jobs process.

3/16/17 - [BRASS Webinar Series 2 of 3] "Data in Libraries: Open Data"
Looking for big datasets for free? The U.S. Federal Government has been providing access to their statistical data for years, even before the internet even existed. Learn about where open data and statistics come from, ways to find and issues on how to keep it coming along with where to join discussions and stay aware of developments.

About RUSA
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers' advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services and collection materials they need. 

Have questions about RUSA’s online learning? Jennifer Cross, Web Services Manager has the answers. Email her today.