Library Juice Academy Courses Spring 2019

March classes start Monday, March 4th.

Registrations accepted through the first week of class (unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment).

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work at any time of the day. Assignments are typically on a weekly basis.

Details on these courses are at


Using MarcEdit (Class full, but you can register for the June session)
Natalie Hall

Introduction to Patent Searching for Librarians
Jan Comfort

Introduction to Special Collections Librarianship
Robin Katz

Introduction to Project Management
Robin Hastings

Metadata Implementation
Grace Agnew

Informal Learning in the Academic Library
Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski

Know Your User: Research Methods Beyond Usability Testing
Emily Daly

Telling Your Story: Successful Marketing Strategies for Librarians
Deborah Schmidle

Working with Library Service Design Tools
Joe J. Marquez

Exploring and Applying Critical Theory: An Introduction for Librarians
Jessica Critten

Mental Disorders in the Library: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Patrons Struggling with Mental Disorders
Dawn Behrend

Exploring STEAM Concepts Through Storytimes: Joyous Opportunities for Building Abstract Thinking in Young Children, Their Parents, and Caregivers
Saroj Ghoting

Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and XQuery
Robert Chavez

The SPARQL Fundamentals III
Robert Chavez

Online Instructional Design and Delivery
Mimi O’Malley


Introduction to Design Thinking
Carli Spina

Research Design for Librarians
Abigail Phillips

Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians
Sarah Simpkin

Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction
Kristin Ziska

Primary Source Pedagogy
Robin Katz

Creating Online Exhibits with Omeka
Alison Lewis

Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians
John Russell

Evaluating Service Quality and Patron Satisfaction
Jennifer Sweeney

E-Book Management for Academic Libraries
Erin Crane

Academic Library Budgets 101
Tracey Leger-Hornby

Beyond the Basics: Cataloging DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and Streaming Videos
Natalie Hall

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Libraries: Developing Welcoming and Accessible Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Spectrum
Dawn Behrend

Using Intentional Planning to Choose Developmentally-Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime
Lynn Baker

Introduction to RDF
Robert Chavez

XSLT Fundamentals
Robert Chavez

Stories, Songs, and Stretches III: Stories and Songs
Katie Scherrer

Feminist Pedagogy for Instruction, Reference, and Beyond
Maria T. Accardi


Introduction to Cataloging
Melissa Adler

Authority Control
Natalie Hall

Introduction to Collection Development
Robert Holley

Active Learning Strategies
Mimi O’Malley

User Experience Research and Design
Carli Spina

Getting Started with Digital Image Collections
Beth Knazook

Introduction to Knowledge Management Systems for Libraries
Valerie Forrestal

Business and Professional Writing for Librarians
Alison Lewis

Introduction to Genealogical Librarianship
Sarah A.V. Kirby

Easy Patron Surveys
Jennifer Sweeney

Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies
Eva Dodsworth

Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Katie Scherrer

Foundations of Early Literacy: Using Your Knowledge to Enrich Library Experiences for Young Children and Their Families
Saroj Ghoting

RDF, RDFa and Structured Data Vocabularies
Robert Chavez

Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
Robert Chavez

Excel for Librarians
Erin Crane

While academic programs focus on conceptual understanding of foundations, we focus primarily on the kinds of skills that library schools expect librarians to learn on-the-job, but which usually turn out to require additional study. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows.

Some LJA trivia: We get customers from around the world. So far, in addition to the US, people have taken our classes from Abu Dhabi, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, India, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Wales.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446
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