21st Century Library Career Development Series from NKU

Northern Kentucky University’s
21st Century Library Career Development Series

Online Professional Developmental Courses in Library Science

Upcoming CEU Classes & Workshops-
Update Your Skills, Gain Fresh Insights, Build New Competencies with Convenient, Online Sessions

Two New Workshops!

You’re Not Alone: Career Planning for Librarians in Small and Solo Libraries

You’re Not Alone: Planning for Growth in Small and Solo Libraries

Online Anytime Courses; Register for one or both anytime, begin class on your own schedule, proceed at your own pace.


email: nkulibraryce@nku.edu

Each of these self-paced workshops will focus upon the particular demands faced in small and solo libraries by individuals working to advance their own careers or the programming of their libraries. Strategies and resources for personal career planning and staying connected in the field professionally will be provided in the first course. Planning for Growth will present a step-by-step approach to strategic planning in the smaller environment which will include the key players that these librarians need to make connections with to enhance programming. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a framework for their own strategic plan.

1CEU credit for each workshop (equivalent to 10 professional development contact hours)

Registration Fee: $130 per workshop


New classes begin October 14th. Registration open now!

Introduction to Library Technology

Survey current technologies, information systems hardware design principles, software applications, and networking protocols used in library programming. Gain knowledge of best practices in library IT program management. Investigate applications of Web 2.0 and other advancing technologies in libraries. Build a foundation for adapting to changing technological demands.

Cataloging & Classification

Become familiar with state-of-the-art bibliographic utilities. Learn professional standards for descriptive and subject cataloging of both print and electronic materials. Explore structural organization of subject heading tools. Gain hands-on experience with AACR2R cataloging rules and MARC record content fields. Reflect upon trends to significantly expand library catalogs in response to user needs.

Communication & Teamwork in Libraries

Learn interpersonal communication skills supporting positive relationships with library users and colleagues. Features of outstanding customer service policies will be reviewed, keys to successful conflict resolution will be practiced, strategies to improve supervisor/employee relationships will be studied, techniques for effective team decision-making are presented.

All three are Online Instructor Facilitated Courses; Take an online eight-week class concurrently with other students.

3 CEU credits (Equivalent to 30 professional development contact hours.)

Registration Fee: $380 per class

NKU’s Instructor Facilitated Courses are also recognized by the American Library Association for completion of the National Library Support Staff Certification Program.