Register Now for Upcoming eLearning Events from ACRL

Registration is closing soon for the following eLearning events. Space in these events is limited, so reserve your spot today! For more information including rates on these courses, please visit the course page.

Information Commons 101: Principles and Good Practices

July 22, 2008

11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Is your institution in the planning phase for a library renovation or addition that includes a space that will serve as an information or learning commons? If so, this webcast will provide an overview of some of the key planning components you should take into consideration as you develop a program for the facility.


Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director – Coalition for Networked Information

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use

July 14 – August 1, 2008

Course Description:

In this course, students will learn to think in terms of U.S. copyright law. Students will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for their libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, students will build an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom, and broader campus environments.


Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.

Leading Change

Live Webcast: July 15, 2008

11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Webcast Description:

How can we better understand the effects of change on our organizations and on the people in them? During this webcast, Kathryn Deiss will provide several models which can serve as lenses through which to view change. Tools such as the models and techniques for helping people through change will be provided.


Kathryn J. Deiss, Content Strategist – ACRL

Designing Websites for the Academic Library

July 14 – August 8, 2008

Course Description:

This course focuses on the basics of Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. Students will be expected to be able to create a basic HTML Web page before beginning the course. However XHTML/HTML basics tutorials will be provided for those who need more practice. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.

Instructor: Diane Kovacs, Kovacs Consulting

For more information about these and other upcoming learning opportunities, please visit the ACRL eLearning page at