RUSA Online Courses and Webinars Spring 2015

Online Courses:

Genealogy 101 March. 23 – April 26, 2015
Assist patrons with family history research. Read more and register.

Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping March 23 – April 12, 2015
Economic concepts and terms essential to understanding… Read more and register.

Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference April 20 – May 17, 2015 (Live Sessions on Thursdays, Time 1 p.m. CST)
Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms…then this course is for you! Read more and register.

NEW COURSE! Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy April 6 – May 17, 2015
This course will introduce library practitioners to empirically sound approaches to learner-centered teaching that can be applied to creating effective reference and instruction services that maximally facilitate student learning. Read more and register.

NEW COURSE! Introduction to Instructional Design for Librarians April 20 – May 31, 2015
Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: identifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. Read more and register.

Webinars:
· Boomerang Library Users: Implementing Effective, Enriching and Educational Library programs for target users to Learn and Return
March 18, 2015, 10:30-11:45am
Create and design effective programs for business and pleasure. Read more and register.
· No Thumbs Required: Strategies for a Superior SMS/Text Reference Service March 24, 2015, 2-3:15pm
Connecting the principles of the RUSA Guidelines to the practical realities of the SMS/text medium… Read more and register.
· Universal Design for Learning, Information literacy, and Libraries April 01, 2015,1-2:15pm
Gain information about Universal Design for Learning… Read more and register.
· What is Content Marketing + Should You Be Using It at Your Library? April 03, 2015, 2-3:15pm
Understand content marketing. Read more and register.
· Reference Interviewing: Best Practices in Action April 06, 2015, 1-2pm
How to improve interaction with the online. Read more and register.
· Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth
April 30, 2015, 10-11am Read more and register.
· Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects May 12, 2015, 2-3:30pm
Learn to identify partnership opportunities within your institutions. Read more and register.

Marianne K. Braverman, MSW.
Marketing & Programs Manager
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. mbraverman@ala.org
Find our divisions online at http://www.ala.org/rusa & http://www.ala.org/ascla

ASCLA at Midwinter ALA 2014

Registration for ALA’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting opened yesterday, which means registration for ASCLA’s ticketed events is also open! HOORAY!

Topics we’re covering this year:

· Successful leadership, with a focus on personalities, emotional intelligence, dealing with change and creating a motivating environment

· Designing online courses that will engage and educate

· How to become a library consultant (Yes, it’s back! And tickets are going VERY quickly!)

Below is a quick overview of our offerings; more information, including pricing, is on the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/midwinter/midwintermeeting

Designing Online Courses for Significant Learning Experiences
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24
Are you a teaching librarian currently offering an online course but looking for ways to enhance the course structure and content? Are you a seasoned professional with special skills and expertise that you see a market for via an e-course? Gain the skills and confidence to assist others in the development of online courses, or to develop their own online training modules or courses. The techniques applied in this session can also be applied to face-to-face course development. All participants will receive certificates of participation.

Knowing You, Knowing Them: The Secret to Successful Leadership
9 a.m. – 4 p.m, Friday, Jan. 24
One of the biggest challenges of leading others is understanding what makes them tick. This full-day workshop will help you understand both yourself in light of your leadership responsibilities and those who work for you. Instead of offering a checklist or template of how-tos, we’ll focus on the human element of leadership. You will leave this session with insights into personalities, emotional intelligence, dealing with change and creating a motivating environment – secrets that can help you be a more successful leader!

Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant
1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 and 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24
Many of you have asked for it….IT’S BACK!!!! Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide you through an active and engaging self-assessment to uncover your unique consulting potential and strengths. Takeaways include marketing tips, pricing your services, responding to RFPs, finding clients, business management strategies and so much more. Note that this event is held over two days–Thursday afternoon and Friday morning–with an opportunity for networking on Thursday evening. **This institute will not be offered in Las Vegas, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!**

Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25
Lunch and learn with colleagues! This event provides an opportunity for consultants and independent librarians to make connections with other professionals. We’ll also have an hour of education focused on valuable skills for consultants; last year’s event covered icebreaker activities, refining your elevator speech and Twitter. The event is hosted by ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group (http://connect.ala.org/node/151445). Whether you’re new to consulting or have decades of experience, please join this fun group for some peer-to-peer networking and education.

ABOUT US: ASCLA, a small, mighty and growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed.

You do not need to register for Midwinter in order to purchase a ticket for any of these events! Make the trip from DC or NYC and join us for a day for a valuable learning experience. Select “Ticketed Events and Institutes Only” as your registration type to buy tickets for just these events.

REGISTER NOW at http://alamw14.ala.org/register-now!

2014 ALA Mid-Winter Offerings by ASCLA

While summer has just ended and nobody *really* wants to be thinking
about ==WINTER== just yet, I have some news that’s going to get you
psyched up for winter-specifically, the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in
Philadelphia.

ASCLA-the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agenci
es-is offering four outstanding learning
events in Philadelphia. We’ve got day-long workshops focused on online
course design, successful leadership and a crash course in becoming a
library consultant! We’ve also scheduled a networking lunch-and-learn
for library consultants.

If you’re registering using ALA Bundle Registration, which opens on
Monday, you’ll be able to register for these events then! Regular
registration for both these events and the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
will open on Oct. 1. More information at http://www.alamidwinter.org/bundle and
http://www.alamidwinter.org.

You do not need to register for Midwinter in order to purchase a ticket
for any of these events! Make the trip from DC or NYC and join us for a
day for a valuable learning experience.

Below is a quick overview of our offerings; more information, including
pricing, is on the ASCLA website:
http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/midwinter/midwintermeeting

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Designing Online Courses for Significant Learning Experiences
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24
Are you a teaching librarian currently offering an online course but
looking for ways to enhance the course structure and content? Are you a
seasoned professional with special skills and expertise that you see a
market for via an e-course? Gain the skills and confidence to assist
others in the development of online courses, or to develop their own
online training modules or courses. The techniques applied in this
session can also be applied to face-to-face course development. All
participants will receive certificates of participation.

Knowing You, Knowing Them: The Secret to Successful Leadership
9 a.m. – 4 p.m, Friday, Jan. 24
One of the biggest challenges of leading others is understanding what
makes them tick. This full-day workshop will help you understand both
yourself in light of your leadership responsibilities and those who work
for you. Instead of offering a checklist or template of how-tos, we’ll
focus on the human element of leadership. You will leave this session
with insights into personalities, emotional intelligence, dealing with
change and creating a motivating environment – secrets that can help you
be a more successful leader!

Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a
Successful Library Consultant
1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 and 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday,
Jan. 24
Many of you have asked for it….IT’S BACK!!!! Seasoned consultants
Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s
role and guide you through an active and engaging self-assessment to
uncover your unique consulting potential and strengths. Takeaways
include marketing tips, pricing your services, responding to RFPs,
finding clients, business management strategies and so much more. Note
that this event is held over two days-Thursday afternoon and Friday
morning-with an opportunity for networking on Thursday evening. **This
institute will not be offered in Las Vegas, so don’t miss out on this
opportunity!**

Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants
Interest Group
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25
Lunch and learn with colleagues! This event provides an opportunity for
consultants and independent librarians to make connections with other
professionals. We’ll also have an hour of education focused on valuable
skills for consultants; last year’s event covered icebreaker activities,
refining your elevator speech and Twitter. The event is hosted by
ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group
(http://connect.ala.org/node/151445
). Whether you’re new to consulting or have decades of experience,
please join this fun group for some peer-to-peer networking and
education.

ABOUT US: ASCLA, a small, mighty and growing division of the American
Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and
support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies,
specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are
self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest
groups
that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and
active members. Learn more about ASCLA and how to join this innovative
division.

Servant Leadership at your Library

Servant leadership can change the dynamics of a library–large or small–by cultivating strong loyalty from both employees and library users. Servant leaders focus outwardly and work in partnership with their staff and communities.

Through exercises, group discussion, real-world stories and personal reflection led by professional library trainer Linda Bruno, preconference participants will develop their servant leader persona. Linda has presented for ASCLA at previous conferences, and is top-notch in both the content and delivery methods for her trainings. When you sign up for this event, you’ll get an excellent return on your investment thanks in large part to Linda’s outstanding work.

Still not convinced that you **have to** attend “Servant Leadership at Your Library”? Here’s some food for thought on the servant leadership approach, attributed to Steve Miller:

“No leader can possibly have all the answers . . . . The actual solutions about how best to meet the challenges of the moment have to be made by the people closest to the action. . . .The leader has to find the way to empower those frontline people, to challenge them, to provide them with the resources they need, and then to hold them accountable. As they struggle with . . . this challenge, the leader becomes their coach, teacher, and facilitator. Change how you define leadership, and you change how you run a company.”

Register for “Servant Leadership at Your Library” now: http://ala13.ala.org/register-now

Come rejuvenate your approach to leadership or begin your leadership development journey with us!
And please tell others about this event by forwarding this message to other colleagues or listservs as appropriate.

OTHER EVENT DETAILS:
Servant Leadership in Your Library
Friday, June 28, 9am-4pm
Speaker: Linda Bruno, expert trainer and workshop facilitator
Registration Rates (thru June 21): $279, ASCLA member. $299, ALA member. $319, non-member. $239, ALA Retired and Student members.
Register for “Servant Leadership at Your Library” now: http://ala13.ala.org/register-now
You must register in advance! Tickets will not be sold at the door.

WEBINAR: Accessibility is Usability

WEBINAR: Accessibility is Usability
1:00-2:15pm Central
Friday, May 31
Registration closes Thursday, May 30
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“Accessibility is Usability” will cover key concepts of accessible Web design, parallels between accessibility and universal design and how to test websites for accessibility. Participants will also learn how websites designed with accessibility in mind can lead to cleaner interfaces that work on multiple monitor sizes, search engine optimization and faster download speeds – features that benefit all website users, regardless of ability.

More information about the topics to be covered during this webinar is at the ASCLA Blog:
http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/05/ascla-webinar-accessibility-is-usability/

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Public, academic and state libraries will benefit from this webinar, as will libraries serving people with disabilities and librarians charged with creating and disseminating digital content. This webinar is also an excellent opportunity to kickstart discussions of accessibility at your library by bringing a group together for this presentation.

REGISTRATION: Rates start at $40 for ASCLA members. We do offer group registration options! Register multiple people and save, or watch together as a group for $99.
More information, including a link to registration, is at the ASCLA Online Learning page: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning
Registration questions? Contact registration@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, or ASCLA Web Manager Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org.

WHO IS ASCLA? We are a small, mighty and growing division of ALA representing diverse and forward-thinking librarians. Learn more about us: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla

Detained and Forgotten: Informational Needs of Youth in Detention

ASCLA Webinar: “Detained and Forgotten: Informational Needs of Youth in Detention”
Prison and detention center libraries aren’t the only types of libraries serving incarcerated youth. Once released from detention centers, these youth may look to local public, school and academic libraries, as well as partner organizations, for programs that support their immediate educational, economic and social needs through this transition.
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites you to participate in a webinar that will help you provide this support and more fully understand the informational needs of this special population of library users:
WEBINAR: “Detained and Forgotten: Informational Needs of Youth in Detention”
Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00pm Central time
Register online now! Individual registration rates start at $40 for ASCLA members.
Registration closes at noon central time on Tuesday, April 16.
Can’t attend the live event? Register to receive a link to the session recording following the session.

Sign up as a group–it’s a great way to start the conversation about serving this growing population of library users. Register for a single login group for $99. Multiple login groups of two or more participants get 15% off the individual registration rates. Get more information about group registrations at the ASCLA Online Learning page.

Creating a Latino Friendly Library

ASCLA–the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies–invites you to a webinar that will help you improve library services to your Latino communities.

“Creating a Latino Friendly Library” will introduce practical and simple techniques that libraries of all sizes can use to begin the process of making Latinos feel welcome and comfortable in the library. Participants will learn how to work with and challenge the language and cultural barriers that keep Latinos from using the library. This session will be led by multicultural consultant, subject matter expert and ASCLA member Yolanda J. Cuesta.

The webinar will be held Wednesday, April 10, from 2:00 – 3:30pm Central Time.
Registration starts at $40 for ASCLA members. Group rates are available! Get your whole team involved in Latino community engagement–register for a single login group for $99. Multiple login groups of two or more participants get 15% off the individual registration rates. More information here: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning

Registration ends at noon central time on Tuesday, April 9.
REGISTER NOW: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=X

Questions about the webinar? Contact ASCLA Web Manager Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org.