Library Juice Academy courses offered in and March, April, and May

From Library Juice:
Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.
We accept registrations through the first week of class (unless enrollment is full, and unless it was canceled before it started due to low enrollment).
Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow.
Details on these courses are at
  • Metadata Design
  • Cultural Competence for the Academic Librarian
  • Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue
  • Writing for the Web
  • Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites
  • Planning and Leading Effective Team Meetings
  • Introduction to Bibliometrics, Informetrics, and Altmetrics
  • AACR2 Legacy Practices
  • Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
  • Early Literacy-Enhanced Storytimes: Intentionality is the Key
  • Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and XQuery
  • The SPARQL Fundamentals III
  • Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction
  • Introduction to Cataloging
  • Metadata Implementation
  • Library of Congress Classification
  • Exploring and Applying Critical Theory: An Introduction for Librarians
  • Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
  • Developing a Website Content Strategy
  • Wikipedia for Libraries and Archives
  • Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses
  • Strategic Planning: Setting Directions for the Future
  • Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
  • Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction
  • Introduction to RDF Robert Chavez


  • Introduction to RDA
  • Creating an Oral History Project
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change
  • Service Design: Towards a Holistic Assessment of Library Services
  • Agile Library Operations: Introduction to Scrum and the Agile Manifesto
  • Using Intentional Planning to Choose Developmentally-Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime
  • Introduction to Text Encoding
  • Foundations of Early Literacy: Using Your Knowledge to Enrich Library Experiences for Young Children and Their Families
  • RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS
  • Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
  • Introduction to Archives Administration and Management
  • Translating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Our Teaching Practices
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.
Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework

Thursday, 11/30/2017

  • 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-3:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-2:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pacific)

Discussions and debate surrounding fake news have increasingly dominated the news cycle itself. And everyone from educators to journalists to policy makers have grappled with ways to understand and to solve fake news issues. However, for librarians much of this discourse probably sounds familiar. While the attention paid to fake news is a more recent phenomenon, the work librarians have done to address fake news, and misinformation more broadly conceived, is not new. Librarians have focused on helping people develop information literacy skills, to in part deal with misinformation, for quite a long time. Librarians, and academic librarians more specifically, can play a vital role in empowering and equipping students to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem.

In this webcast, participants will explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. First, participants will examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news. Participants will also explore connections between information and news literacy skills. Participants will then discover ways to apply more traditional research and information literacy skills, such as source evaluation skills, to addressing fake news, and will gain ideas for new, interactive ways to help students handle fake news and misinformation. This webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Likewise, participants will leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that they can use in their teaching and outreach efforts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify factors, both historic and current, that contribute to fake news and misinformation
  • Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
  • Apply news literacy skills and competencies to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Develop interactive lessons that enhance students’ information and news literacy skills and empower students’ to navigate and evaluate misinformation
  • Construct strategies for outreach and collaboration on news literacy initiatives and projects

Who Should Attend

Instruction librarians, information literacy, individuals interested in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy


Sarah Morris is a librarian and educator with a decade of experience working in libraries, museums, K-12 schools, and higher education environments. Sarah currently works as a Learning and Assessment Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Nucleus Learning Network, an educational nonprofit dedicated to providing training and consulting opportunities for Austin area educators hoping to grow their skills in STEM and digital literacy education. Through her nonprofit, she is currently collaborating with Mozilla to develop news literacy curriculum for middle and high school students. Sarah has a Master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include high school to college transitions, first-year experience, exploring interdisciplinary approaches to information literacy instruction, teaching with new technologies, and developing training and mentoring opportunities for new teachers.



ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to Register

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the “Register” link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.


If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for accessibility/special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (

Check out these brand-new courses from Amigos Library Services

Makerspaces in the Library: How to plan for success! – October 11, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Implementing a makerspace into your library’s services can be a challenging and exciting project for public, special, school and academic librarians alike. This course will utilize feedback from other successful makerspaces, and look at how makerspaces can be designed to promote library services already in place. We will also be talking about what it means to be innovative and interdisciplinary with your library’s programming. Library services should be reevaluated on a regular basis and interpreted liberally with planning your makerspace. Register today at:

Know & Go: Ransomware – October 30, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

Wanna Cry, a 2017 computer attack, is an example of ransomware. The attackers demanded $300 for every computer it infected. If the money was not paid within 7 days, all files on that computer were deleted. But what is ransomware and how does it work? More importantly, is there anything we can do to prevent it? In this session, we’ll take a few minutes to delve into the darker side of the Internet, specifically ransomware. Register today at:

Getting Started with Grant Writing – November 2, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT

In a time when budgets are shrinking, more and more libraries are turning to external funding, such as grants, to help fund special initiatives, projects, or services. If you have never written a grant proposal before, it can be a daunting task to keep track of all the required forms and documents in addition to finding a funding source. In this course, we will learn about what makes up a strong grant proposal, the typical grant review process, and how to ease into the world of grants by identifying sources for funding. Register today at:

Social Media Close-Up: LinkedIn – November 3, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT

LinkedIn, the professional social network, provides a great networking and career-building opportunity for librarians. It also allows for sharing of information, blog posts, and presentations. Join us to discover the little known features of LinkedIn. In this course, we will identify ways to utilize LinkedIn in your library and career. We will also explain how to sign up and use LinkedIn and will discuss possible privacy concerns. Register today at:

Know & Go: Thanks for Technology – November 13, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST

Get yourself in a positive mood before the holidays. In this session, we’ll discuss what types of technologies have made your personal and professional lives easier this past year. Come ready to share your favorite. Who knows? You might walk away with even more reason to be grateful for technology! Register today at:

The Tor Browser – November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST

You’ve heard of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers, but have you heard of Tor? The Tor browser focuses on privacy. It blocks others from seeing the websites you go to and from seeing your physical location, and allows you to see blocked websites. Get an inside view of how this browser works, how it is different from popular browsers, and how it might help you at work or at home. Register today at:

Myers-Briggs at Work – December 1, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of many personality tests that helps you understand yourself and people around you. We will start with a quick overview of Myers-Briggs, and then start to relate it to the workplace. Understanding your MBTI, as well as those of your co-workers, can open up communications between you. Before attending this class, be sure to have your MBTI. If you don’t know it, you can take a freely-available test at If you have the MBTI for others, bring them as well. Register today at:

Know & Go: Deciphering Music Preferred Titles – December 11, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST

Catalogers, increasingly given the task of cataloging music audio recordings and scores, are brought into contact with music preferred titles (AACR2 uniform titles). This Know & Go will help catalogers to better understand these access points and the RDA instructions for formulating them. Among the topics to be covered: the purpose of preferred titles; distinctive and non-distinctive music titles; when and how to add medium of performance; numeric designation of a musical work and key to preferred titles. Register today at:

Using Trello for Project Management – December 13 – 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST

Trello is a freely-available, easy-to-use, web-based project management service. It can help you keep yourself organized at work, as well as at home. You can use it yourself, or with groups or teams of people. In this class, we’ll use Trello to set up basic projects, work with some of its more advanced functionality, and discuss how you might use it yourself. Register today at:

Know & Go: The Dark Web – December 18, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST

Dark Web has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it is a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more “google’ized” we have become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what is going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this world. This class will introduce the dark web and channels that are used to institute private sales and exchanges. Our class will explore dark web channels for content, learn some of the specialized search engines to attempt searching in this venue, and learn the lingo of this underworld. Register today at:

You can view our entire course schedule at:

Fall Library Juice Academy Courses

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

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

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow.

Details on these courses are at

October (registration open through this week)

Art Librarianship
Tatum Preston

Grant Proposal Development for Libraries
Grace Agnew

Growing, Developing, and Retaining Dynamic Staff
Deborah Schmidle

Humanities Librarianship in a Digital Age
John Russell

Working with Library Service Design Tools
Joe J. Marquez

Metadata for Data Resources
Catelynne Sahadath

Creating Online Exhibits with Omeka
Alison Lewis

Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses
Mimi O’Malley

Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction
Kristin Ziska

Introducing BIBFRAME: Moving Bibliographic Data into the Future
Rebecca Guenther

Introduction to RDF and the Semantic Web
Robert Chavez

Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
Robert Chavez


Caring for Collections
Beth Knazook

Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
Rebecca Blakiston

Exploring Librarianship through Critical Reflection
Rick Stoddart

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

Telling Your Story: Successful Marketing Strategies for Librarians
Deborah Schmidle

Introduction to Knowledge Management Systems for Libraries
Valerie Forrestal

Introduction to Design Thinking
Carli Spina

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers and Interns
Tatum Preston

Academic Library Budgets 101
Tracey Leger-Hornby

Informal Learning in the Academic Library
Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski

RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS
Robert Chavez

Online Instructional Design and Delivery
Mimi O’Malley

New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices
Andrea Baer

Some fun facts about Library Juice Academy:
Since starting in October of 2012, we have taught 482 classes to students located in 54 different countries. After discontinuing a number of courses, we currently have over 100 on the books, approximately half to two thirds of which are scheduled for teaching over the next six months.

While academic programs focus on conceptual understanding of foundations, we focus on the kinds of skills that library schools generally 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.

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

Graphic Design for Librarians –

Online Workshop for Librarians and Staff (No Prior Art Background Required)
Fun, Relaxed, Informative! Recommended by Librarians. Learn where to locate the tools and programs that make your job easier.

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Graphic Design for Librarians –
Online Workshop for Librarians and Staff (No Prior Art Background Required) Fun, Relaxed, Informative! Recommended by Librarians. Learn where to locate the tools and …

See what graphic design projects other librarians are creating.

Enroll through the first week of the workshop. Class starts July 10. Join us in this popular class by enrolling through July 17th. Open to all. Approved for 12 TLEUs (Indiana State Library
Unit 1 opens the first week, access at your convenience and interact with other participants and the instructor on the forum, read the lecture, and watch the videos. Unit 1 will remain open throughout the 4 weeks, Unit 2 opens the second week, etc. There will be an additional 2 weeks to catch up if you have to miss a week.

Librarians are often asked to communicate or speak a visual language. The Graphic Design for Librarians class gives you the rules and tools for making that challenge not only possible but fun.

The four week class gives you an opportunity to network and share ideas with others who are actively engaged in what you are doing. No prior art experience is needed or required to learn simple guidelines for making those graphic design tasks easier and more effective-no matter the project.
Ignite your creative spark while learning basic skills needed to produce practical projects with the hardware and software you probably already have on your computer or can easily access online.

What are librarians who have taken the workshops saying about the class?

I found the section on fonts particularly informative. . .The information on fonts was most helpful.
I learned that I need to be more aware of font, color, and placement. I liked the guidance and direction that was given to us for this project, but I especially loved how you let us use our own creativity for the project. So much fun!
The most helpful information has been the links to free image sites. . .now I have a ridiculous amount of images to look through.
The links to the templates and the link to the free graphic design software was particularly helpful.
Overall, the visual examples and the links to resources have been the most helpful to me. The exercise of creating a flyer from scratch was eye-opening and enjoyable. . .
The video clips were clear and informative.
I have already started using what I learned in creating at least a 1/2 doz new flyers for our programs during the last few weeks! What is so satisfying is that people are noticing that the flyers are a lot more interesting to look at and I have gotten several compliments on them (yeah!)

Learn art fundamentals that will help you create effective design projects. Through illustrated lectures, hands-on assignments, and discussion groups you will explore basic principle and design elements, attention grabbers, and tips for creating the layout, font, and content techniques you want to project.

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Reference and Information Services Series presented by Amigos Library Services

Are you new to reference and information services or just need to brush up on your skills? Register today for the Reference and Information Services Series presented by Amigos Library Services. This series of four courses will focus on different areas of reference and information services, including reference sources, virtual reference, and policy development. Each session can be taken as a single course, or register for all four to get a complete overview.

Core Reference Skills – April 17 & 18, 2-4 pm CDT: Information seekers interact daily with library staff to meet their information needs. Do you have what it takes to be an effective reference provider? This course helps reference staff identify the necessary skill sets needed for any reference interaction whether it is face to face, virtual, or on the telephone. Additionally, attendees will recognize common barriers to productive reference interactions, develop techniques to overcome them, and discover how to locate basic reference sources. Register today at

Reference Sources – May 16 & 17, 2-4 pm CDT: Knowledge of reference sources is central to providing your users with the answers they seek. This course will familiarize both librarians and paraprofessionals in a range of print and online resources from dictionaries and encyclopedias, to handbooks, serials and databases. Come learn which sources work for you and how to best use them. Early bird registration ends April 24:

Virtual Reference Communication – June 14 & 15, 2-4 pm CDT: The reference interview marks the essence of a reference transaction regardless of where it occurs: online, face to face, or over the telephone. This course centers in understanding the barriers inherent to virtual communication, and discovery of tips and techniques which enhance online communication in the absence of verbal and visual cues. Is online or “virtual” reference communication different from traditional reference? Come explore the differences and discover how to become a better online communicator by engaging in hands-on virtual reference communication exercises. Early bird registration ends May 23:

Reference Policy – July 11 & 12, 2-4 pm CDT: Reference policy is the foundation upon which reference services are built upon. This course will take you step by step in the policy development process. Come learn how to create policy whether for face to face, telephone or virtual reference services. Also learn to write guidelines that will provide you, your co-workers, and library users with the understanding of how reference services fit with the overall vision and mission of your institution. Early bird registration ends June 19:

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16th Annual Information Literacy Summit in Illinois

Registration is OPEN for the 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit in Illinois

16th Annual Information Literacy Summit
From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration
Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Register for the Summit

Keynote Address:
Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy
Wendy Holliday, Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library
Using the metaphors of boundaries and thresholds, this talk will examine some of the recent discourse around the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the purpose of higher education. It will explore what might happen when we place students and the idea of sovereignty at the center of our conceptions of information literacy.

Information about Breakout Sessions

$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)
You may either pay by credit card through the Moraine Valley Community College registration system or send a check payable to MVCC Library to the following address:
MVCC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
• Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
• Academic, school, public and special librarians
• Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
• CPDUs available