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This course teaches participants that marketing and promotions can help us better serve our patrons in the 21st century, and improve awareness and regard for our profession. Marketing in the 21st century library is a four week course designed for MLS candidates, graduates, librarians and paraprofessionals who are charged with creating marketing and promotions plans…(Read More)

Often, new managers have little practical working knowledge of what to expect in their new role, or if they are an existing manager, already in the role, they can be uncertain of the best methods to use in managing other staff, resources and services.  Leaders sometimes emerge from management. Yes, some leaders are born, but…(Read More)

In this class, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class exercises will accompany each week’s lectures. The four-part topical tour of project management will culminate with a final project based on project…(Read More)

Reference Interview is a comprehensive six-week course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images and text, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian…(Read More)

As library shelving and physical collections continue to vanish, electronic resource collections continue to grow. To keep up with this evolution, we need to expand our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to meet the needs of our library patrons. In this four-week eCourse, you’ll learn how to utilize ILL services to do just this…(Read More)

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RUSA is pleased to announce summer 2017 online learning opportunities: June “Social Media Assessment for Information Literacy Instructors” Webinar – 6/15/17 This webinar presents a step-by-step path to effective planning and assessment, and stresses the importance of assessment in successful class instruction. July “Serving those who served: Working with the Veteran and…(Read More)

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RUSA is pleased to announce spring 2017 online learning opportunities: APRIL ​4/4/17 – [Webinar] “The Library within a Library: The Makerspace Service Point” This webinar will recontextualize library services and infrastructure for a makerspace experience that is consistent for every patron, scalable to any skill level, and integrated into the overall library experience. Specifically…(Read More)

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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced on February 11!  View the shortlist here!