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 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!

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts starting after September 1, 2009 qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

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August

Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout (Live Webcast: August 18, 2009) – Miss the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle or one of the Cyber Zed Shed presentations? Now is your chance to check out what you may have missed!  The first in a series of Cyber Zed Shed Webcasts will be feature 20 minute presentations on Facebook, Twitter and Sprout with ample time for questions and discussion.

September

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (Online Seminar: September 7 – October 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 (Online Seminar: September 14 – October 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.

Information Commons 101 (Live Webcast: September 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.

October

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: October 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 (Online Seminar: October 5 – 23, 2009)
This course will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for partcipants’ libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, 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.

Next Generation Information Commons: Retooling and Refining the Vision (Live Webcast: October 13, 2009)
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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 (Live Webcast: October 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.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.

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Register now for upcoming e-Learning opportunities

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! Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

Multi-week Courses:

Introduction to Website Usability

March 23-April 10, 2009

For very little investment in staff hours and training you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library website 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.

For more information about this course, including pricing and a link to online registration, please visit
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/Website_Usability.cfm

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features

April 6 – May 2, 2009

In this four week hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS (Learning Management System).

For more information about this course, including pricing and a link to online registration, please visit
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/OnlineTeaching.cfm

Copyright and the Library Part 2: Library, Classroom and Other Issues Including the DMCA

April 6 – 24, 2009

In this course, students will continue to learn to think in terms of U.S. copyright law. In this course, students will focus on issues pertaining to Libraries with a special focus on how copyright pertains to the classroom setting. Sections 108, 109, 110, 512 and 1201 will be examined for a thorough understanding on their impact in academic libraries.

For more information about this course, including pricing and a link to online registration, please visit
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/copyright2.cfm

Live Webcasts:

Next Generation Information Commons
March 31, 2009 – 2PM Eastern

Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation

For more information about this webcast, including pricing and a link to online registration, please visit
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/nextgeninfocommons.cfm

Program Review for Academic Libraries

April 14, 2009 – 2PM Eastern

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.

For more information about this webcast, including pricing and a link to online registration, please visit
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/programreview.cfm

User Experience (Blended Librarianship)

April 23, 2009 – 2PM Eastern

This webcast serves to help participants identify techniques and tools that will enable academic librarians, faculty members, information technologists, instructional design professionals, et al. to discover or develop and implement new approaches for collaboration, to achieve maximum integration of the library into the teaching and learning process throughout their institutions. To help guide such collaborative efforts toward library, curricular, and other related institutional goals – especially those of advancing information literacy.

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

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

Registration is Now Open for Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Courses – Web Design Part 1 and Information Commons 101

Registration is now open for two ACRL e-Learning events.  Please take a moment to review ACRL’s upcoming e-Learning course offerings.     Details for each event are below:

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS

An ACRL Online Seminar
March 2 – 28, 2009

Registration is now open!

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.

Designing Web Sites for Academic Libraries, Part 1. is a primarily asynchronous seminar, allowing participants to work through course material at times convenient to them throughout the week. Participants may also choose to schedule online chat time with the teacher, as they feel necessary. Specific material and activities are expected to be covered during each week of the course. Threaded discussion forums will be available for use in activities and other course-related conversations.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $175
CACUL member: Can$195 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $195
Student: $60

For more details on this event, including registration, please visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/webdesign.cfm

Information Commons 101: Principles and Good Practices

Live Webcast
February 24, 2009
11 am Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern – 1.5 hours

Webcast Description:
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.  Today’s information or learning commons combine access to digital and print content, access to technology, access to expert assistance, and often access to other campus services.  Many institutions focus on selecting furniture and choosing equipment as they plan their commons, and they postpone discussion of some of the elements that can actually be key to the success of their facility – namely, the kinds of services that will be offered and the kinds of staff expertise that will be available.

The presentation will include many photos of information commons to illustrate specific points.

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 Rate: $295 – Stretch your institution’s professional development budget further by taking advantage of the ACRL group registration rate!

For more details on this event, including registration, please visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/infocommons101.cfm

Questions about ACRL e-Learning courses and events?  Please contact Jon Stahler (jstahler@ala.org) at (800) 545-2433 x2511!

ACRL eLearning opportunity on Dec. 4

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Registration closes Wednesday, Dec. 3 for this Live Webcast!

Next Generation Information Commons:  Retooling and Refining the Vision
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  December 4, 2008 11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott

Description:
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation.

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/nextgeninfocommons.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

eLearning opportunities from ACRL

Register now for the following eLearning events from ACRL:

Registration has been extended to Monday, November 17 for this Live Webcast!

Influence without Authority
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  November 18, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Melanie Hawks

Description:
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? This webcast will focus on three components that have a major impact on your ability to influence: you, your audience, and your message.

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/influence.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Registration is open for this Live Webcast in December!

Next Generation Information Commons:  Retooling and Refining the Vision
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  December 4, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott

Description:
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation.

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/nextgeninfocommons.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Register Now for Upcoming ACRL eLearning Events!

ACRL is proud to offer the following upcoming eLearning events!  Space is limited and registration deadlines for some are soon approaching, so reserve your seat today!

Virtual Reference Competencies, Part 2: Practice and Expand Communication Skills and Knowledge

Format: ACRL Online Seminar

Dates: October 27 – November 15, 2008

Presenter: Diane Kovacs

Description:

Virtual reference service requires all of the same professional communications skills and knowledge as face-to-face reference service. The challenge is to apply, practice, imagine, and understand how to communicate professionally within the technology context and using good reference skills and knowledge. 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.

Registration fees are as follows:

ACRL member: $135

ALA member: $175

CACUL member: Can$195 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)

Nonmember: $195

Student: $60

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/proftools/courses/virtualref2.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Life-Work Balance

Format: ACRL Live Webcast

Date: October 28, 2008 (11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Presenter:  Melanie Hawks

Description:

Personal and professional commitments can collide at any career stage. What does a healthy life-work balance look? How should you use limited resources in the face of limitless possibilities? How can you accomplish your goals, fulfill your obligations, and still get a decent night’s sleep?

This webcast will provide you with tools you can use to:

* Define what “balance” means to you

* Explore your assumptions about what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing with your time

* Set clear priorities and maintain them, even under stress

Registration fees are as follows:

ACRL member: $50

ALA member: $75

CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)

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.

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/proftools/courses/lifeworkbalance.cfm.  Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Teaching Portfolios for Librarians

Format: ACRL Online Seminar

Dates: November 3 – 22, 2008

Presenters: Judith Arnold, Joan Ruelle and Beth Woodard

Description:

Participants in the three-week course will learn the concept and structure of teaching portfolios, articulate their teaching philosophy, identify supporting materials to include in their portfolio, and more. The course will provide the opportunity to learn from one another through online peer interaction and review.

Registration fees are as follows:

ACRL member: $135

ALA member: $175

CACUL member: Can$195 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)

Nonmember: $195

Student: $60

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/portfolios.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic Library

Format: ACRL Online Seminar

Dates: November 3 – 22, 2008

Presenter: Diane Kovacs

Description:

In this hands-on, three-week 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 end the session with a completed collection development plan for the e-library collection they wish to develop.

Registration fees are as follows:

ACRL member: $135

ALA member: $175

CACUL member: Can$195 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)

Nonmember: $195

Student: $60

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/ecolldev.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Information Commons 101

Format:  ACRL Live Webcast

Date:  November 6, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott

Description:
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.  Today’s information or learning commons combine access to digital and print content, access to technology, access to expert assistance, and often access to other campus services.  Many institutions focus on selecting furniture and choosing equipment as they plan their commons, and they postpone discussion of some of the elements that can actually be key to the success of their facility – namely, the kinds of services that will be offered and the kinds of staff expertise that will be available.

Registration fees are as follows:
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 on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/infocommons101.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Librarianship by Design
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  November 11, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  John Shank

Description:
The focus of this webcast is to explore the various methods that libraries can employ to further integrate their services and information literacy programs into Course/Learning Management Systems (e.g.  Blackboard, ANGEL, eCollege). This integration is crucial because students and faculty are increasingly using these systems as a primary means to deliver course content. It is vital that the library be fully integrated into this environment to take advantage of the resources sharing, communication, and assessment tools that these systems offer.
Using Blended Librarian principles, the webcast will also explore how to appropriately identify and design library services for a Course/Learning Management System environment both at a course-level and a system-level.

Registration fees are as follows:
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 on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/librarianshipbydesign.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Influence without Authority
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  November 18, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Melanie Hawks

Description:
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? This webcast will focus on three components that have a major impact on your ability to influence: you, your audience, and your message.

Registration fees are as follows:
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 on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/influence.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Next Generation Information Commons
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  December 4, 2008 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott

Description:
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation.

Registration fees are as follows:
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 on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/nextgeninfocommons.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Questions?  Please contact Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.

Register now for upcoming eLearning events from ACRL!

Register now for the following upcoming eLearning Webcasts from ACRL:

Blended Librarianship (Design Thinking)

www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/blendedlibrarianship.cfm
August 5, 2008; 11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern; 1.5 hours

This workshop examines how librarians can further integrate themselves into the instructional process at their college or university by utilizing current and emerging instructional technologies to connect with faculty and students, designing instruction to enhance learning, and developing partnerships with staff from teaching and learning as well as teaching and technology centers. Registration now open!

Instructor:
Steven Bell, Temple University
John Shank, Penn State University

Next Generation Information Commons

www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/nextgeninfocommons.cfm
August 14, 2008; 11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern; 1.5 hours)

Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are 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. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation. Registration now open!

Instructor:

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

Registration is closing soon for the following eLearning event. Space in this event 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

http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/infocommons101.cfm

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.

Instructor:

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

For more information about these and other upcoming learning opportunities, please visit the ACRL eLearning page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/elearnign.cfm.