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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)

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)

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)

Everyone is strength-basing! Whether it’s library users or staff, come learn how the strengths-based approach can transform your reference/interview/consultants and formal or informal instruction/training. This approach values the uniqueness of learner’s perspectives and builds on their prior knowledge and experiences. During this 4- week course participants will articulate…(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)

BizRef 101 is for any librarian or librarian-in-training who wants to gain confidence and knowledge around BizRef topics such as company and industry research, consumer and market research, entrepreneurship topics and more. This 3- week long, asynchronous course allows users to go at their own pace as they work their way through each…(Read More)

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 services User instruction Assessment of services…(Read More)

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