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In this six-week course, participants will learn about artificial intelligence, become familiar with its basic functionality, and identify ways artificial intelligence can be used in reference and user services. The course will end with a discussion of ethical considerations for the use of artificial intelligence in libraries. More information: https://www.ala.org/rusa…(Read More)

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

The Design and Marketing for Libraries course will teach students how to market their library to send positive messages, advocate, promote, and engage with their users. This course is for librarians and library staff of any type (public, academic, etc.) that are responsible for or involved with promoting the library via social media and other…(Read More)

The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), kicks off a new year of learning. We will be offering a combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below: Creating Inclusive and Engaging Online Library Instruction Four-week course beginning on Monday, September 13, 2021 During this…(Read More)

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RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership or, staff-training in following topic areas: Reference servicesUser instructionAssessment of servicesCollection developmentResource discovery…(Read More)

In this four-week course, librarian and gerontologist Fatima Perkins shares data-driven strategies that will help you assess the needs of the older population in your community and create impactful programs and services. Each week will target a different aspect of services for this population and provide an opportunity for discussion with the instructor…(Read More)

Whole Person Librarianship applies social work concepts to library practice to improve patron services across library types. As library-social work collaborations expand in number and type across the country, all library staff members can learn to provide more holistic service by applying tools and technique that are grounded in decades of social work practice…(Read More)

CHICAGO- Register today for this five-week asynchronous course titled ” Whole Person Librarianship: Relationships are the New Reference Collection” scheduled to begin on Monday, April 19, 2021.  Whole Person Librarianship applies social work concepts to library practice to improve patron services across library types. As library-social work collaborations expand in number and…(Read More)

This course will provide patrons with the theoretical and practical tools and resources needed to conduct quality assessment of asynchronous and synchronous online library instruction. More information can be found here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/assessment-online-library-instruction…(Read More)

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