Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

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Looking to expand your professional development horizons? Then these upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities are just the place for you. Stretch your professional development budget by registering now for these affordable online seminars and Webcasts! Click on each event title for more information, including a link to online registration and registration fees. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat! Group rates are available for live Webcasts.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to ourRSS feed and visiting our events calendar. Don’t miss out on these exciting learning opportunities!

January

A Mobile Bridge: QR Codes and Libraries (Webcast: January 26, 2011): This Webcast will introduce this powerful yet simple mobile technology and will explore the many possible applications of QR Codes in academic libraries.

February

Developing a Comprehensive Critical Thinking Curriculum: From Goal-Setting to Assessment (Online Seminar: February 14 – March 11, 2011): This four-week course will model and teach the Learning Cycle, a method of instructional design based on the learning theories of prominent educational researchers.

Deciding with Data (Online Seminar: February 21 – March 18, 2011): Learn about the lifecycle of library data from setting up its collection to making decisions using this information.

The Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty (Webcast: February 22, 2011): Gain a better understanding of online teaching and will be able to design an online library instruction session that meets the needs of various learning styles.

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Online Seminar: February 28 – March 18, 2011): 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.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 ormconahan@ala.org.

Register Now for Spring e-Learning Opportunities

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL. Stretch your professional development 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! Group rates are available for live Webcasts.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to our RSS feed and visiting our events calendar or Facebook page. More Spring and Summer courses and Webcasts are coming soon. Don’t miss out on these exciting learning opportunities!

March

Superpower Your Browser: Open Source Research Tools (Live Webcast: March 23, 2010) – Libraries are harnessing the power of digital resources, moving tools and resources not only onto the Web but into the browser software itself. Open source browser plug-ins such as LibX and Zotero can help researchers at every stage of the research cycle, from search and discovery to writing and citation. This Webcast will examine these two powerful browser tools as well as others. Presented by Jason Puckett, author of the C&RL News article “Superpower Your Browser.”

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: March 29 – April 23, 2010) – In this four week hands-on course the focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS.

Visualizing Data (Live Webcast: March 30, 2010)
Data visualization is fast becoming a premier tool for understanding data across information industries. The field of library and information science is no exception. Why visualize? Data visualizations make complex data easier to understand and bring forward concepts that otherwise might not emerge.

April

Creating iGoogle Gadgets for your Library Users (Live Webcast: April 6, 2010)
Learn how to populate basic, pre-programmed, ready-to-use gadgets with your library’s content and take a look at an iGoogle page that contains a wide range of gadgetry including tabbed gateway searching of catalogs and databases, flash-animated library subject maps, a YouTube channel of library videos, Flickr slideshows of rare photographs from special collections, a search box for local electronic theses and dissertations, a gadget of highlights and links to blogs, and a gadget for communicating with reference librarians-all on one Webpage.

Designing Specialized Online Information Literacy Courses for Higher Education (Online Seminar: April 12-30, 2010)
Designing Specialized Information Literacy Courses in Higher Education is a three-week course which will provide you with the information needed to design and teach an online, subject-specific information literacy course for your institution.

Creating Usable and Accessible Web Pages: XHTML and CSS Review, Navigation, Interactivity, CMS and other Options (Intermediate) (Online Seminar: April 12- May 7, 2010)
Completion of Designing Usable and Accessible Web Pages: Needs Analysis, Design Planning, XHTML and CSS Standards, Accessibility Validation, and Usability Testing (beginners) or the consent of the teacher is a prerequisite. Participants will end the session with a form, a cute or functional javascript handler, a navigation tool/menu, and preliminary plans for multimedia and/or cms added to page they created in Part 1.

Getting Started with the Mobile Web (Live Webcast: April 15, 2010)
More and more studies are showing that the trend towards usage of mobile devices has moved beyond early adopters into the mainstream. Are you interested in launching a mobile-optimized website for your library, but not quite sure where to begin? Constrained budgets don’t have to limit an institution’s ability to remain flexible and dynamic in the face of the constantly moving target of emerging technologies. Participants will benefit from this timely snapshot of what is rapidly becoming an essential venue for library access.

Influencing without Authority (Live Webcast: April 28, 2010)
Regardless of what position you hold, much of your success in the library profession will depend on your ability to enlist the support of others. How can you influence people even when you don’t have (or don’t want to rely on) formal authority? Presented by Melanie Hawks, author of the ACRL publication Influencing Without Authority.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.

Upcoming e-Learning webcasts from ACRL

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Superpower your Browser: Open Source Research Tools – March 23, 2010

This webcast will examine the two powerful browser tools LibX and Zotero, as well as others. By using free, open source tools, libraries can offer assistance and resources with little cost and foster skills that patrons can use throughout life, regardless of location.

Presenter: Jason Puckett, Librarian for Communication and Instruction Librarian for User Education Technologies, Georgia State University Library

Visualizing Data – March 30, 2010

Data visualization is fast becoming a premier tool for understanding data across information industries. The field of library and information science is no exception. Why visualize? Data visualizations make complex data easier to understand and bring forward concepts that otherwise might not emerge.

Presenters: Lisa Kurt, Head, E-Resources and Serials, University of Nevada Reno; Will Kurt, Applications Development Librarian, University of Nevada Reno

Creating iGoogle Gadgets for your Library Users – April 6, 2010

Learn how to populate basic, pre-programmed, ready-to-use gadgets with your library’s content and take a look at an iGoogle page that contains a wide range of gadgetry including tabbed gateway searching of catalogs and databases, flash-animated library subject maps, a YouTube channel of library videos, Flickr slideshows of rare photographs from special collections, a search box for local electronic theses and dissertations, a gadget of highlights and links to blogs, and a gadget for communicating with reference librarians–all on one webpage.

Presenters: Jason Clark and Tim Donahue, Montana State University

Getting Started with the Mobile Web – April 15, 2010

More and more studies are showing that the trend towards usage of mobile devices has moved beyond early adopters into the mainstream. Are you interested in launching a mobile-optimized website for your library, but not quite sure where to begin? Constrained budgets don’t have to limit an institution’s ability to remain flexible and dynamic in the face of the constantly moving target of emerging technologies. Participants will benefit from this timely snapshot of what is rapidly becoming an essential venue for library access.

Presenters: Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian, DePaul University; Missy Roser, Reference & Instruction Librarian, DePaul University; Beth Ruane, Outreach & Reference Services Librarian, DePaul University

Influencing without Authority – April 28, 2010

Regardless of what position you hold, much of your success in the library profession will depend on your ability to enlist the support of others. How can you influence people even when you don’t have (or don’t want to rely on) formal authority?

Presenter: Melanie Hawks, Learning and Development Coordinator, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

All webcasts will be held at 11 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, and are 90 minutes in length.  Complete details and registration materials are online athttp://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm.  Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org, or call 312-280-2522.

Upcoming e-Learning Offerings from ACRL

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Registration is also open for the following ACRL e-learning opportunities. Stretch your professional development 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! Group rates are available for live Webcasts. Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Wave Upon Wave: Navigating the New Communication (Live Webcast: March 2, 2010)– Google Wave is poised to change the way we think about communication on the Web, and to give libraries and librarians amazing new tools to help our patrons. While it is in very, very early beta right now, the promise for this new service is very high. In this Webcast, Jason Griffey will walk you through the possibilities, show you how Wave works and help you wrap your head around what Wave might bring to your library.

Superpower Your Browser: Open Source Research Tools (Live Webcast: March 23, 2010) – Libraries are harnessing the power of digital resources, moving tools and resources not only onto the Web but into the browser software itself. Open source browser plug-ins such as LibX and Zotero can help researchers at every stage of the research cycle, from search and discovery to writing and citation. This Webcast will examine these two powerful browser tools as well as others.

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: March 29 – April 23, 2010) – In this four week hands-on course the focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities and the call for proposals, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.

Register for Nov. ACRL e-learning events

Register now for November e-learning opportunities from ACRL. Stretch your professional development 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.  Group rates are available for live Webcasts. Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Online Seminar: November 9 – December 5, 2009)

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Online Seminar: November 9 – December 5, 2009)

Introduction to Taxonomy Development (Live Webcast: November 10, 2009)

Blended Librarianship: Learning Management Systems for Libraries (Live Webcast: November 17, 2009)

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.

ACRL announces fall 2009 e-Learning schedule

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2009 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information is available on the ACRL Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three ACRL e-Learning events and receive one free registration. Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/freqlearner.cfm for more information on the Frequent Learner Program.

ACRL online seminars are asynchronous, multi-week courses delivered through Moodle. Online seminars scheduled for fall 2009 include:

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (Sept. 7 – Oct. 2, 2009)
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 plan and design a representative site during the course.

Introduction to Website Usability (Sept. 14 – Oct. 2, 2009)
For very little investment in staff hours and training, you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library Web site and Web-based applications through usability testing. This three-week course is designed for the librarian or library IT staff person who is interested in setting up a usability program but doesn’t know where to begin.

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Oct. 5-31, 2009)
In this hands-on course the intellectual focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS. Coursework will result in a completed instructional design plan for an instructional unit.

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including the DMCA (Oct. 5 – 23, 2009)
This course will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for participants libraries and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. In addition, participants 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.

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Nov. 9 – Dec. 5, 2009)
This hands-on course will contain an overview of the state –of –the art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. Participants will review the use of teaching materials created with multimedia plug-ins and classroom communications tools, including Moodle LMS. Coursework, that will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site.

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Nov. 9 – Dec. 5, 2009)
In this hands-on course, participants will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of their choice. Participants will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice.

ACRL also offers a variety of timely live Webcasts addressing hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last from an hour and a half to two hours and take place in an interactive online classroom. Group discounts are available for all ACRL e-Learning Webcasts. Fall 2009 Webcasts include:

Information Commons 101 (Sept. 22, 2009)
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.

Podcasting for Libraries (Oct. 1, 2009)
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. This Webcast will examine how library can use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming.

Next Generation Information Commons: Retooling and Refining the Vision (Oct. 13, 2009)
Some information commons are now more than 10 years old and in need of refreshing in terms of conception, configuration, technologies and services. Others are so popular that additions are planned, either adjacent to the existing commons, on other floors or in other buildings on campus. Through the use of principles and practical examples, participants will learn about trends in information and learning commons.

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism (Oct. 20, 2009)
Like other educators, librarians are aware of the growing instances of student plagiarism and academic dishonesty that take place on college campuses. Librarians frequently discuss discipline faculty’s revulsion toward the growth of student plagiarism that has seemingly grown in tandem with our society’s dependence on digital texts found on the Internet. This Webcast examines strategies libraries and librarians can implement to reduce plagiarism on campus.

Registration for all fall 2009 ACRL e-Learning events is now open. Complete details and registration information is available online athttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm. Contact Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org or (312) 280-2511 with questions about ACRL e-Learning opportunities.

ACRL announces fall 2009 e-Learning schedule

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2009 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information is available on the ACRL Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three ACRL e-Learning events and receive one free registration. Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/freqlearner.cfm for more information on the Frequent Learner Program.

ACRL online seminars are asynchronous, multi-week courses delivered through Moodle. Online seminars scheduled for fall 2009 include:

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (Sept. 7 – Oct. 2, 2009)
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 plan and design a representative site during the course.

Introduction to Website Usability (Sept. 14 – Oct. 2, 2009)
For very little investment in staff hours and training, you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library Web site and Web-based applications through usability testing. This three-week course is designed for the librarian or library IT staff person who is interested in setting up a usability program but doesn’t know where to begin.

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Oct. 5-31, 2009)
In this hands-on course the intellectual focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS. Coursework will result in a completed instructional design plan for an instructional unit.

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including the DMCA (Oct. 5 – 23, 2009)
This course will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for participants libraries and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. In addition, participants 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.

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Nov. 9 – Dec. 5, 2009)
This hands-on course will contain an overview of the state –of –the art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. Participants will review the use of teaching materials created with multimedia plug-ins and classroom communications tools, including Moodle LMS. Coursework, that will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site.

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Nov. 9 – Dec. 5, 2009)
In this hands-on course, participants will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of their choice. Participants will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice.

ACRL also offers a variety of timely live Webcasts addressing hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last from an hour and a half to two hours and take place in an interactive online classroom. Group discounts are available for all ACRL e-Learning Webcasts. Fall 2009 Webcasts include:

Information Commons 101 (Sept. 22, 2009)
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.

Podcasting for Libraries (Oct. 1, 2009)
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. This Webcast will examine how library can use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming.

Next Generation Information Commons: Retooling and Refining the Vision (Oct. 13, 2009)
Some information commons are now more than 10 years old and in need of refreshing in terms of conception, configuration, technologies and services. Others are so popular that additions are planned, either adjacent to the existing commons, on other floors or in other buildings on campus. Through the use of principles and practical examples, participants will learn about trends in information and learning commons.

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism (Oct. 20, 2009)
Like other educators, librarians are aware of the growing instances of student plagiarism and academic dishonesty that take place on college campuses. Librarians frequently discuss discipline faculty’s revulsion toward the growth of student plagiarism that has seemingly grown in tandem with our society’s dependence on digital texts found on the Internet. This Webcast examines strategies libraries and librarians can implement to reduce plagiarism on campus.

Registration for all fall 2009 ACRL e-Learning events is now open. Complete details and registration information is available online athttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm. Contact Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org or (312) 280-2511 with questions about ACRL e-Learning opportunities.