[Libs-Or] RUSA Offers Genealogy 101 Course; Registration Ends Thursday, Oct. 25

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Oct 23 09:19:26 PDT 2012

ALA’s Reference and User Services Association is offering a course called Genealogy 101. It runs from October 29th thru December 1st and costs anywhere from $100 to $210 depending on membership status.

“According to a recent BusinessWeek article<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=89b1e63c02&e=2b1675ae5e>, genealogy remains the second most popular topic searched online, and research shows that visitors engaged with online genealogy resources are older adults–a demographic that is expected to grow 36 percent in the next decade.”

“Genealogy 101 is aimed at reference staff with little or no experience in genealogy, and will provide tools for assisting patrons with family history research. The goal of the class is to give students confidence and skill in assisting family history researchers.”

For more information, see below or visit http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/genealogy101.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

October is Information Literacy Month! Learn more here<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/InformationLiteracyMonth.aspx>.


From: ALA's Reference and User Services Association [mailto:rusa=ala.org at mail27.us4.mcsv.net] On Behalf Of ALA's Reference and User Services Association
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 9:46 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: [Online Learning] Genealogy 101 registration ends Thursday, Oct. 25

Genealogy 101: Register by this Thursday! Course starts next week. Many other online learning opportunities in the coming months--keep reading to learn more.

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Genealogy 101: Register by Thursday, Oct. 25
According to a recent BusinessWeek article<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=89b1e63c02&e=2b1675ae5e>, genealogy remains the second most popular topic searched online, and research shows that visitors engaged with online genealogy resources are older adults–a demographic that is expected to grow 36 percent in the next decade.

RUSA's online course “Genealogy 101″ will prepare reference staff with little or no experience in genealogy reference to confidently assist patrons with family history research. The course provides tools and techniques for genealogy reference within the framework of a case study, and also reviews archival material, print reference tools and online sources. A detailed course description is available at the course webpage<http://ala.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=eb1658b032&e=2b1675ae5e>.

Register online now.<http://ala.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=a327b8be8f&e=2b1675ae5e>
Questions about registration? Contact registration at ala.org<mailto:registration at ala.org> or (800) 545-2433, option 5.

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Online learning is...

  *   Affordable, starting at $130 per course for RUSA members
  *   Convenient for gaining skills relevant to your current job
  *   A fantastic investment, providing resume boosters for future employment opportunities!

In addition to "Genealogy 101", RUSA offers many courses on topics like spatial literacy and online mapping, health information, reference interview skills and readers' advisory. A list of upcoming opportunities is below.
Group discounts are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library network or library system start at $110 per person.

Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning page.<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=983852ec2e&e=2b1675ae5e>

Upcoming RUSA Courses

Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping Nov. 5 - 25, 2012
REGISTER NOW.<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=ecdc38fea1&e=2b1675ae5e> This course consistently sells out, so register early!
In light of the widespread use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology such as Google Earth or Google Map Mashups o communicate information in a map format, it is time to train librarians to not only assist library clients with their inquiries, but to use the technology themselves in their reference work and liaison responsibilities. This three week course will introduce you to a variety of mapping tools and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies that are of interest to both public and academic library users.
Who should attend: librarians and library staff from all types of libraries.
Learn more...<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=4e651a1a67&e=2b1675ae5e>


Spatial Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS Dec. 3 - Dec. 23, 2012
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This course incorporates the geospatial literacy and mapping skills covered in part one of this two part course and teaches how to apply it in library services: reference work, library projects, library administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and promotion. Topics covered will include map literacy, staff development and training; using maps and GIS in library projects; and a basic introduction to GIS software.
Who should attend: Librarians in any information resource position
Learn more...<http://ala.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=8a8b6535f0&e=2b1675ae5e>


Health Information 101 Nov. 12 - Dec. 23, 2012
REGISTER NOW.<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=f6713e12e3&e=2b1675ae5e> CEUs offered! Those who complete the required coursework will receive one continuing education unit. Registration rates for this course are $20 higher than other courses so that we can offer these CEUs for you.
Topics covered include medical terminology, evidence-based biomedical literature searching, health literacy and health outcomes, how to evaluate health and medical websites, consumer health resources, and the business of healthcare.
Who should attend: public librarians; primary, secondary and academic librarians.
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Readers' Advisory Jan. 27 - Mar. 7, 2013
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Through practice sessions, participants will learn from instructor and RA expert Joyce Saricks how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal and experiment with methods to offer RA services. The topics covered are introductory in nature. This course has scheduled weekly meeting times on Thursdays at 3 p.m., Chicago/Central time, lasting 1-2 hours.
Who should attend: support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills from all types of libraries.
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