Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

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With school back in session, now is the perfect time to expand your own professional development horizons with ACRL e-Learning. 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! Group rates are available for live Webcasts.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to ourRSS feed and visiting our events calendar or Facebook page. Don’t miss out on these exciting learning opportunities!


Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use (Online Seminar: September 13 – October 1, 2010) – Build an understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for your library, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Gain an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom and broader campus environments.

Designing Usable and Accessible Web Pages: Needs, Analysis, Design Planning, XHTML and CSS Standards, Accessibility Validation, and Usability Testing (Beginners) (Online seminar: September 13 – October 8, 2010) – This hands-on course focuses on the basics of Web site planning, design and content development. The course will also examine Web standards, usability and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced.

The Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty (Webcast: September 14, 2010) – Learn practical tips and tools for designing, implementing, and assessing online library instruction in this ACRL Webcast.

From Idea to Publication Series: Understanding the Research Question (Webcast: September 23, 2010) – Learn to formulate and define good research questions, select appropriate research methodologies and design the research study. Specific topics will include the development of useful questionnaires, techniques used in conducting telephone interviews, working with focus groups and constructing surveys to get the information they need.


Creating Usable and Accessible Web Pages: XHTML and CSS Review, Navigation, Interactivity, CMS and other Options (Intermediate) (Online Seminar: October 4 – November 12, 2010) – Participants in this online course will be able to use CSS layout to design highly accessible navigation and menus; create basic forms; use free-JavaScripts to add functionality; design with multi-media; and understand strengths and limitations of CMS.

Successful Budgeting in Academic Libraries (Online Seminar: October 11-30, 2010)
In this course, participants will learn essential budgeting skills, including how to develop and manage a budget and how to write a persuasive budget request.

So You Want To Create an Interactive Information Literacy Tutorial? (Webcast: October 19, 2010) – Learn about the experience creating an interactive information literacy tutorial from beginning to end in collaboration with a multimedia designer in this Webcast.  Evaluate the potential of tutorial as an assessment tool and an opportunity for self-evaluation.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Kathryn Deiss at (312) 280-2529 orkdeiss@ala.org.