Register Now for Upcoming e-Learning Opportunities from ACRL!

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL.  Stretch your professional budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title.  Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

Keep up to date with upcoming e-Learning opportunities from ACRL via the new RSS feed!  Subscribe today at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/acrl_elearning.

May

Design Thinking (Blended Librarianship) (Live Webcast: May 14, 2009)
There is an extensive body of literature on information literacy and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in achieving it. The workshop will bring a new perspective on information literacy and collaboration through a conceptual framework the workshop leaders refer to as “Blended Librarianship.”

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/blendedlibrarianship.cfm

Electronic Collection Development (Multi-week Online Course: May 18 – June 6, 2009)
In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ecolldev.cfm

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 2 (Multi-week Online Course: May 18 – June 13, 2009)
This four-week course builds on the work completed in “Web Design and Construction for Academic Libraries, Part 1.” Participants will learn about advanced CSS design, accessible menus, and re-Javascript and will review multimedia (FLASH, Quicktime etc.), Web-accessible database applications (PHP, MYSQL, ASP etc.), and content management software options.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/webdesign2.cfm

June/July

Podcasting for Libraries (Live Webcast: June 2, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio.  It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners.  There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable.  Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware.  If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast.  How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/podcasting.cfm

Virtual Reference Competencies (Multi-week Online Course: June 22 – July 31, 2009)
In this six-week seminar, participants will engage in learning activities, supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to acquire and improve the technical competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians. During this course, engage in learning activities supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to practice and expand the communications competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/VirtualReference.cfm

For more information about any of the above courses or webcasts, please contact ACRL Web Services Manager, Jon Stahler, at jstahler@ala.org.

Register Now for Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities!

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL.  Stretch your professional budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title.  Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

ACRL is excited to announce the introduction of the ACRL e-Learning RSS feed. Stay up to date on affordable professional development opportunities!  Subscribe today at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/acrl_elearning.

Multi-week courses

Electronic Collection Development (May 18 – June 6, 2009)
In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 2 (May 18 – June 13, 2009)
This four-week course builds on the work completed in “Web Design and Construction for Academic Libraries, Part 1.” Participants will learn about advanced CSS design, accessible menus, and re-Javascript and will review multimedia (FLASH, Quicktime etc.), Web-accessible database applications (PHP, MYSQL, ASP etc.), and content management software options.

Virtual Reference Competencies (June 22 – July 31, 2009)
In this six-week seminar, participants will engage in learning activities, supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to acquire and improve the technical competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians. During this course, engage in learning activities supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to practice and expand the communications competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.

Live Webcasts

From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Create a User Experience (April 23, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Convenient. Simple. Unexpected. Impressive. The Age of User Experience has forever altered the expectations of American consumers, especially the younger generations that are the academic libraries significant user population. To successfully reach and engage these users academic librarians must master the art of adaptability. Many organizations are learning they must go beyond traditional customer service into the new realm of user experience design. Doing so requires new skills and a willingness to evolve professionally. This webcast will explore how user experience design may help academic librarians to offer their users more than just transactions. Moving from transactions to experiences can enable the library to exceed user expectations. Steven Bell, co-author of Academic Librarianship by Design and lead blogger at Designing Better Libraries, will introduce user experience as a strategy library workers can use to transform routine products and service into memorable experiences that exceed user expectations.

Design Thinking (Blended Librarianship) (May 14, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
There is an extensive body of literature on information literacy and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in achieving it. The workshop will bring a new perspective on information literacy and collaboration through a conceptual framework the workshop leaders refer to as “Blended Librarianship.”

Podcasting for Libraries (June 2, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio.  It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners.  There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable.  Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware.  If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast.  How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?

For more information about any of the above courses or webcasts, please contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.

Register now for upcoming e-Learning opportunities from ACRL!

Registration is now open for two ACRL e-Learning events.  Please take a moment to review ACRL’s upcoming e-Learning course offerings, available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/.     Details for each upcoming event are below:

Program Review for Academic Libraries

Live Webcast
April 14, 2009
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Webcast description:
Has your library recently been included in your institution’s academic program review cycle?  Erin McCaffrey, Digital Systems Librarian at Regis University, will introduce academic program review, discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library and questions to consider in working through the program review process.

Institutional program review guidelines often list the library as a resource for departments undergoing review.  However, more academic libraries are being included in their institution’s review cycle and asked to undergo program review themselves.  This session will introduce academic program review; discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library; and present questions to consider in working through the program review process.

Presenter:
Erin McCaffrey

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40

Group*: $295

For more details and a link to register for this event online, please visit the course page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/programreview.cfm.

From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Create a User Experience

Live Webcast
April 23, 2009
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Workshop Description:
Convenient. Simple. Unexpected. Impressive. The Age of User Experience has forever altered the expectations of American consumers, especially the millennial generation that constitutes a majority of the academic library’s user base. To successfully reach and engage the user community academic librarians must master the art of adaptability. Good customer service is and will remain important, but may be insufficient to meet rapidly shifting user expectations. Many organizations are learning they must go beyond traditional customer service into the new realm of user experience design. Doing so requires new skills and a willingness to evolve professionally. In this online workshop attendees will learn how design thinking, rooted in the methods designers use to find problems and identify appropriate solutions, may be used to create user experiences that deliver meaning to individuals. Steven Bell, co-author of Academic Librarianship by Design and lead blogger at Designing Better Libraries, will introduce design thinking as a strategy to transform routine encounters into memorable experiences that exceed user expectations.

Webcast Presenter:
Steven J. Bell, Temple University

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40

Group*: $295

For more information about this webcast, including a link to online registration, please visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/userexperience.cfm.