Register Now for Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL. Stretch your professional development budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts starting after September 1, 2009 qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

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Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout (Live Webcast: August 18, 2009) – Miss the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle or one of the Cyber Zed Shed presentations? Now is your chance to check out what you may have missed!  The first in a series of Cyber Zed Shed Webcasts will be feature 20 minute presentations on Facebook, Twitter and Sprout with ample time for questions and discussion.


Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (Online Seminar: September 7 – October 2, 2009) – This course focuses on the basics of Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.

Introduction to Website Usability (Online Seminar: September 14 – October 2, 2009) – For very little investment in staff hours and training you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library Web site and web based applications through usability testing. This three-week course is designed for the librarian or library IT staff person who is interested in setting up a usability program but doesn’t know where to begin.

Information Commons 101 (Live Webcast: September 22, 2009)
Is your institution in the planning phase for a library renovation or addition that includes a space that will serve as an information or learning commons?  If so, this Webcast will provide an overview of some of the key planning components you should take into consideration as you develop a program for the facility.


Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: October 5-31, 2009)
In this hands-on course the intellectual focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based Teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS. Coursework will result in a completed instructional design plan for an instructional unit.

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including the DMCA (Online Seminar: October 5 – 23, 2009)
This course will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for partcipants’ libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, participants will build an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom and broader campus environments.

Next Generation Information Commons: Retooling and Refining the Vision (Live Webcast: October 13, 2009)
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are in need of refreshing in terms of conception, configuration, technologies, and services. Others are so popular that additions are planned, either adjacent to the existing commons, on other floors, or in other buildings on campus. Through the use of principles and practical examples, participants will learn about trends in information and learning commons.

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism (Live Webcast: October 20, 2009)
Like other educators, librarians are aware of the growing instances of student plagiarism and academic dishonesty that take place on college campuses. Librarians frequently discuss discipline faculty’s revulsion toward the growth of student plagiarism that has seemingly grown in tandem with our society’s dependence on digital texts found on the Internet. This Webcast examines strategies libraries and librarians can implement to reduce plagiarism on campus.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at