Business Information: Library Juice Academy

Business Information

Instructor: Amy Jansen
Dates: September 7 to October 2, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

The purpose of this course is to familiarize academic librarians who work with both Business faculty and students – including, but not limited to, Accounting, Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, & Sports Management – with best practices for the process of finding, retrieving, organizing, evaluating, using, and distributing information both in print and electronic formats. They will learn to identify and locate major and trusted sources for business reference and information. Course participants will also learn how to assist users in conducting business research effectively using a variety of resources, depending on their institutional access, from open access and public web sources to highly specialized databases.

This course will span four weeks, organized by module, and cover the evolving role of business reference, examine monographs, content aggregators, databases, and periodicals in business fields, evaluate specialized databases that can be useful for business research, and introduce participants to intellectual property and competitive intelligence topics.

Amy Jansen is the Business & Web Experience Librarian at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut. She has an MA in Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Amy started out her career in LIS as a library software trainer. She was finally able to put her long standing personal interests in business and economics to use when she came to her current position. Her current professional responsibilities center on serving as a liaison to the Welch College of Business at SHU and overseeing the user or front end of their web and electronic services.

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements: .

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446



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RUSA Learning Opportunities

Online Courses:
Health Information 101.** CEUs Available! Demystify and decode medical terminology and learn the basics of evidence-based biomedical literature searching. Read more. Register here

Business Reference 101. Be more confident when faced with a business reference question. Read more. Register here.

Thursday! Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth. Captivate the Hispanic English Language Learner and promote the Latino cultural experience. Read more. Register here.

No Thumbs Required: Strategies for a Superior SMS/Text Reference Service. Learn the unique challenges of SMS/text messaging and apply practical strategies to provide text reference services. Read more. Register here.

Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects. Learn how to form successful partnerships with your user groups and play an active role in digital humanities projects. Read more. Register here.

Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education July Workshops

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**Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education – Exceptional CE Since 1975**

*July 2014 Online* *(asynchronous) Workshops *

*July 1 – July 31, 2014*
*$250 (GSLIS Alumni Price: $200)*
*PDPs: 15*

— *Blaze a Trail: How to Use–and Create–Book Trailers in Your Library

*– **Business Research 101: Sources and Strategies*

*– **Creating Great Online Research Guides*

— *How to Become a Great Teacher*

— *Managing the One-Person Library*

*– **MARC Basics for New Catalogers*

— *Re-imagining Nonfiction and Reference Collections, Services, & Spaces*

— *Teen Lit Boot Camp: Nonfiction*

*June 2014 Onsite **Workshops *

*– **Album Structures*
$220 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $175)
July 12, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm – PDPs: 7

Please note: This workshop requires tools and also has an additional
materials fee. It is part of the Book Arts & Artists


Please check our full schedule for
additional workshops!

For additional information on workshops or to register see

Linnea Johnson ’04LS
2014 MBA Candidate
Manager of Technology | Adjunct Faculty
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2834

Continuing Education/Communications/Community
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192
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Strategic Library Partnerships

Free Webinar to Highlight Successful Partnerships Between Libraries, Government, and Businesses

“Strategic Library Partnerships,” a free webinar presented as part of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” initiative, will focus on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups, and more. Attendees will learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact, and reach their goals. The webinar takes place Monday, March 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m CST.

Registration is mandatory, and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today:

This webinar is presented by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and co-sponsored by Stripling’s Presidential Advisory Committee, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Public Library Association (PLA), and the ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC). For more information about this series or for questions about registration, please contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at

These webinars are part of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives Webinar Series. For information on these webinars, or for speaking opportunities, please contact Sue Considine, Fayetteville Free Library, at

Nationally recognized speakers include:

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)

Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School (NY) and Teacher Librarian Leadership AwardRecipient

Tammy Westergard, Deputy Director, Carson City Library (NV)

Upcoming RUSA online courses cover reference and business reference basics

CHICAGO — Public librarians, academic librarians and library support staff are encouraged to sign up for the next offerings of Business Reference 101 and The Reference Interview, two popular online classes offered by Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the home for reference within the American Library Association.

The next offerings include:

Business Reference 101, May 9 – June 3, 2011

Appropriate for librarians and library staff of all types who wish to acquire business reference expertise, Business Reference 101 will demystify such topics as SIC, NAICS codes, ROI and 10ks. Students will also have access to such proprietary business reference databases as Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage and Thomson/Gale’s Business &Company Resource Center. This consistently sold-out course will be taught by Celia Ross, past chair of RUSA’s Brass section and an experienced facilitator and practitioner in the business reference field.

The Reference Interview, May 2 – June 10, 2011

This comprehensive course covers such reference interview topics as cultivating an approachable reference environment, successful questioning and listening techniques and appropriate follow-up methods. Staff of all levels at all types of libraries will find this content, presented in a multi-media format, helpful in their day-to-day engagement with library patrons. Instructor David Tyckoson, associate dean at the Henry Madden Library, Cal State—Fresno and immediate past-president of RUSA, has an extensive resume in the field and was awarded the 2005 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for distinguished contribution to reference librarianship.

All courses will be administered using Moodle, an online course management tool. Online learning offers flexibility for busy professional schedules and facilitates interaction between instructors and students with weekly assignments, discussion boards and chat sessions.

Online registration is now open for all of these opportunities, with significant cost savings for RUSA members. VisitRUSA’s professional development information page for detailed course information, or go straight to the online registration page for these courses. Information about group registration discounts for those libraries or library systems with two or more employees participating is available from Liz Markel, RUSA marketing specialist,

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.  For more information, visit Not a RUSA member, but  interested in discounted registration rates on conference, RUSA preconferences and other RUSA events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership

Register now for Business Research 101

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If you or someone you know is interested in learning basic business research skills,
please consider the following online course at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:

See link:

This online course is four weeks long, begins February 1st, with about 3-4 hours of work per week.  We will cover company, industry, international business and marketing research. Weekly activities include lectures with links to mainly free business resources and selected databases,  exercise sets , short research questions, and evaluations of sources, to be posted in the discussion area and shared with colleagues. Students will also do a short research project of their choice.

It’s a great way to delve into business research! No experience necessary, but appropriate for both novice and intermediate searchers. Examples are relevant to both academic and public libraries.

For registration information and link click here:


Business Reference – online course registration closes August 11


Just a quick reminder that registration for the next offering of Business Reference 101 closes next Wednesday, August 11!

The course, which will be held August 16-September 17, has consistently sold out, so if you want to take advantage of this amazing learning opportunity, DON’T WAIT!

This online course is tailored for public, special and academic librarians and other researchers and library staff who may feel somewhat intimidated when faced with business reference questions. It is primarily geared towards beginners, but seasoned business researchers could take the course as a skills refresher. Access to proprietary databases, increased competence in business reference and confidence in responding to patrons’ business reference questions are just a few things you’ll get from this online course.

A complete course summary can be found here:

Register online now!

Registration is $130 for RUSA members, $175 for ALA members, $210 for non-members, and $100 for student and retired members of ALA.

Through the end of August, we are offering group discounts to any and all institutions with two or more students enrolled in the same course at the same time.

As of September 1, group discounts will only apply to those institutions that have an active organizational membership with ALA.

Download the group registration form here:

Questions about registration can be directed to

Register Now for Online Business Research Class

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Dear Colleagues:

There is still room in the following 4-week online course on business ethics research at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:
The course begins 8/2 (still time to register!)  with about 3-4 hours of work per week. It focuses on research in business ethics and covers research in: accounting, company culture, management, and sustainability, banking, finance and investments, and business law.

Weekly activities include learning about databases and references sources, and strategies useful in doing research in business ethics, exploring links to selected free websites, doing exercises and assignments to share with other students on each topic. Students  post evaluations of sources on the discussion list and do a short research project. The course provides access to Mergent Online and Plunkett’s Research databases.

It’s a great way to delve into business research!
Examples are relevant to both academic and public libraries.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
To register click here:

Business knowledge for your reference @ ALA/RUSA workshop


Feeling confounded by business reference questions in your day-to-day work?

Looking to expand your knowledge to get ahead, or get started in your reference career?

We can help!

Get down to the basics of business concepts by attending “Mastering Business Acumen (MBA) in a Day”, a workshop sponsored by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at ALA’s 2009 Annual Conference. Public, academic and special librarians as well as library school students who are new to business reference or who want to improve their understanding of basic business concepts will benefit from this event.

Subjects and speakers include:

Management: Elisabeth Leonard, consultant, Library Solutions

Finance: Chris LeBeau, business reference librarian, University of  Missouri, Kansas City and clinical instructor, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Accounting: Susan Klopper, executive director, Goizueta Business Library, Emory University

Marketing: Gary White, head, Schreyer Business Library, Penn State

The workshop will be held Friday, July 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This is a ticketed event-you do not have to attend the ALA Annual Conference to participate, but you do need to register.

Get the scoop on how to register at the RUSA blog:

Don’t delay! Advance registration savings only last until May 22. Advance Registration Prices: RUSA member, $135; ALA member, $180; Non-member, $255; Student, $80

Learn more about RUSA at our website:

Know a colleague or friend who might be interested in this event?

Please forward this e-mail to them.

Liz Markel
RUSA Marketing Specialist