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ACRL Conference

By |March 29th, 2017|Blog|

Adam Brisk, University of Minnesota - Duluth I would like to offer the sincerest of thanks to the Arrowhead Library System for their generosity. I received a scholarship of 600 dollars to cover registration, lodging and transportation cost for ACRL Immersion: Teaching with Technology and the ACRL Conference. Over the course of the week of [...]

LibTech Conference

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog|

Lynn Toumi, Denfeld High School (Duluth) Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the LibTech Conference at Macalester College. it was motivating and rejuvenating to network with colleagues and attend the informative sessions. All the sessions I attended were beneficial. I was very interested in session about library makerspaces. Our high school is [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |March 24th, 2017|Blog|

Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification ALA April 3, continuing for 4 weeks Fee $175.00 With the expert cataloging instruction of Violet Fox, you will gain a comprehensive grounding in Dewey Decimal Classification® principles and practice. Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign DDC® numbers with correct meaning in [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |March 17th, 2017|Blog|

Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification ALA April 24, continuing for 4 weeks Fee $175.00 Robert Bothmann’s expert cataloging instructions offer you a comprehensive grounding in Library of Congress Classification (LCC) principles and practice. Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers [...]

Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff eCourse

By |March 15th, 2017|Blog|

By Maia Jourdan Bergloff, Littlefork-Big Falls Schools I began the American Sign Language eCourse January 23, 2017, and completed it March 5, 2017. Overall, the eCourse was very informative regarding Deaf Culture and some signs specific for use in a library environment. I have already put some of the information learned into practice in my [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Adult Programming: Planning for Success ALA April 17, continuing for 3 weeks Fee $199.00 Learn how to build programs that draw adult users into your library from one of the most well-known programming experts—Amy Alessio! Adults are a very important—but often overlooked—category of patrons. They generally make up a large proportion of library patrons. In [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |February 24th, 2017|Blog|

Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse ALA April 10, continuing for 5 weeks Fee $225.00 Librarians have a long history of fighting for social justice, and today the need to continue the fight seems as strong as ever. You may find that members of your community are eager to get [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |February 17th, 2017|Blog|

Creating Inclusive Storytimes for ALL Children ALA February 23, 1:30pm Central Fee $60.00 Creating an inclusive storytime is as important as creating an engaging one. And in this workshop, you’ll learn how to do both! Child development expert Carol Morrone will tie child development into storytelling, offering insight on working with children with special needs, [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |February 10th, 2017|Blog|

Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively ALA February 13, continuing for 4 weeks Fee $175.00 Online tutorials are nearly ubiquitous in the library learning world – but are they effective? Are they easy to create? In this eCourse, Rempel and Slebodnik will introduce you to the process and principles of creating tutorials in order [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |February 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians ALA February 6, continuing for 4 weeks Fee $175.00 Are you new to the reference desk? The ability to provide reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians is a full-online course designed to help librarians who have never done [...]