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For African Americans, piecing together family history presents unique challenges. Fortunately, there are now wonderful local and online sources with collections of data that can provide insight into who you are, and where you came from. Learning about family history allows you to uncover your own history, to discover your ancestors and understand their legacy…(Read More)

Any information professional working in an educational setting should be prepared to educate their peers and administrators on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption. In addition, students need to be regularly educated on the pros and cons of OER in the classroom to give them an opportunity to rate the success of such…(Read More)

Introduction to Lesson Planning for the One Shot is a six-week course that will introduce participants to basic educational theory, and guide them in using that theory to structure a lesson around their chosen content. Throughout the course, participants will learn the different parts of a basic lesson plan, how to organize those pieces…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)

Business Reference 101 is a 4-week course designed for anyone looking to gain knowledge and skills around company, industry, consumer, entrepreneurship and other business- related research topics. This course highlights resources and strategies and also provides collection development tips and suggestions for networking. Students will also have access to proprietary business databases and will…(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)

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