RUSA’s Winter Webinars

Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members. Register now.

12/6/16 – [Webinar] “Recollection Development: Using cognitive mapping to understand library user needs”

  • Explore a qualitative assessment method that has been used for understanding wayfinding and space planning in libraries: cognitive mapping.
  • This webinar will support dialogue around and provide lessons learned about using cognitive maps to alter reference and instruction practices to meet our library users’ needs.

1/12/17 – [BRASS Webinar Series 1 of 3] “Data in Libraries: Data Basics and The Reference Interview”

As the world embraces data, so must librarians. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the data reference interview, the advantages and issues involved in using data in a reference transaction and how to approach issues of data literacy and validity.

3/16/17 – [BRASS Webinar Series 2 of 3] “Data in Libraries: Open Data”

Looking for big datasets for free? The U.S. Federal Government has been providing access to their statistical data for years, even before the internet even existed. Learn about where open data and statistics come from, ways to find and issues on how to keep it coming along with where to join discussions and stay aware of developments.

5/4/17 – [BRASS Webinar Series 3 of 3] “Data in Libraries: Data Processing and Visualization”

The world is becoming data-driven as business, academia and the media embrace the analysis and visualization of data in their day-to-day activity. As a result library patrons now need not only help finding facts and figures, but help with turning that raw data into analysis and presentation.

2/6/17 – 3/3/17 – [Course] “Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference” 

Users expect the impossible. This webinar will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible. Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools taught during this four-week course.

2/9/17 – [Webinar] “Trends in business education and their impacts on business reference and services”

Business education is facing new trends in:

  • creating engaged and collegiate environment
  • enhancing data-driven decision making
  • developing new education models such as experiential learning
  • integrating new technology to support greater customization and specialization
  • and designing curricula around the trending topics

3/16/17 – [Webinar Series] “Data in Libraries: Open Data”

Looking for big datasets for free? The U.S. Federal Government has been providing access to their statistical data for years, even before the internet even existed. Learn about where open data and statistics come from, ways to find and issues on how to keep it coming along with where to join discussions and stay aware of developments.

Have questions about RUSA’s online learning? Jennifer Cross, Web Services Manager, RUSA has the answers. Email her today.

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