[Libs-Or] Upcoming Online CE Offerings

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Mar 1 09:32:32 PST 2018


Here is a short compilation of upcoming online courses (most are four weeks) from ALA and Infopeople.

Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for Librarians<http://ala-publishing.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03MzYwMzE5JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjY3MTY0MDUmbGk9NTE4MzgwODg/index.html>, an ALA 5-week online course, March 12 to April 15, 2018
If you read today's headlines about online security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is still a lot that you can do to make sure your data is as secure as possible.

In this 5-week eCourse, you will learn the best technologies that can help protect your security and privacy and how to use them. You'll discuss some implications of the lack of security and privacy in today's world by reading and commenting on relevant articles in the class forums. You'll also be guided through the process of creating your own security and privacy plan. By the end of the eCourse, you'll have enough information to help your library users understand and implement these best practices.

Instructor: Nicole Hennig. Fee: $225 for ALA members, $250 for all others. For complete information, please register here<https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/online-privacy-security-best-practices-librarians-ecourse>.

Cultural Intelligence in the Library Workplace<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=747&reset=1>, an Infopeople 4-week online course, March 20, 2018-April 16, 2018
Is your library serving an increasingly diverse community? Do you want to improve your interactions with and understanding of different cultures? Cultural awareness and understanding our unconscious biases are critical first steps towards improving our job performance, however, we cannot stop there. Awareness alone does not guarantee success, but the ultimate question is how to take that awareness and put it into action by using cultural intelligence in order to ensure these biases do not influence judgments about others.
 During the course, you will learn to:
*         Identify sources of unconscious bias
*         Develop strategies to combat and manage bias
*         Explain cultural intelligence
*         Develop and apply cultural intelligence at work and beyond
*         Create a personal cultural intelligence development plan

Please Note: All course participants will be required to take an online cultural intelligence assessment during the first week of the course. Access information will be provided by the instructor on the first day of the course. Each participant will need to pay $25 (this cost is not included in the course fee) to take the assessment online. A feedback report will be provided to each participant via email.

Instructor: Dr. Michele Villagran<https://infopeople.org/people/michele-l-villagran>, Fee: $150 for those in the California library community, $200 for all others (plus $25 fee for online assessment to be taken during first week of course). For a complete course description and to register, please visit here<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=747&reset=1>.

Developing Experiential Learning Spaces in the Library<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=746&reset=1>, an Infopeople online course, March 27 to April 23, 2018
Would you like to create a new learning space for your library? As libraries transition from places of content consumption to places of content creation, our physical spaces and programs should reflect and promote this type of active learning. This course will provide theoretical and practical frameworks for the development and evaluation of new learning spaces that are focused on community need and interest. Additionally, learners will be able to identify opportunities to implement digital media labs and maker components into existing spaces in their libraries.

Instructor: Amy Holcomb<https://infopeople.org/people/amy-holcomb>. Fee: $150 for those in the California library community, $200 for all others. For a complete course description and to register visit here<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D746%26reset%3D1.>.

Using Technology for Community Engagement<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=750&reset=1>, an Infopeople online course, April 3, 2018 - April 16, 2018
Do you want to create a podcast series to share community stories? Would you like to create video profiles for local organizations and businesses as a community service? Would you like to make live library events available to virtual participants?  Libraries can develop powerful connections with their communities by facilitating the sharing of community stories. During this short format course you will learn to:

*         Create and upload videos to help local businesses and organizations share their story

*         Host and record podcasts with individuals throughout the community

*         Plan and implement a broadcasted event using technology like YouTube Live

*         Develop a technology engagement action plan

Instructor: Barbara Alvarez<https://infopeople.org/people/barbara-alvarez>. Fee: $100 for those in the California library community, $150 for all others.
For a complete course description and to register, please visit here<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=750&reset=1>.

Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively<http://ala-publishing.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03MzU0MzAzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjY3MTY0MDUmbGk9NTE3NzM4Mjk/index.html>, an ALA online course, April 9 to May 6, 2018
Online tutorials are nearly ubiquitous in the library learning world - but are they effective? Are they easy to create? In this eCourse, Rempel and Slebodnik will introduce you to the process and principles of creating tutorials in order to increase their impact and effectiveness. These principles include accessibility to reach a wider audience and assessment in order to evaluate and reinforce learning.

During the eCourse, you may design your own simple tutorial with free online tools like Jing and SurveyMonkey, or with tools you already own. Although you'll be utilizing free tools in this eCourse, you will also consider additional tools (both free and fee-based) that may be useful for your own projects. Along the way you will be provided with practical tools, guidance, and feedback to help you approach the creation of tutorials with confidence and a beginning level of expertise. This eCourse will encourage participants to share their tutorial needs and experiences as well as to consider strategies that will enable them to plan future tutorial development.

Instructors: Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik. Fee: $157.50 for ALA members, $175 for all others. For complete information and to register, please register here<https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/online-tutorials-creating-them-easily-and-effectively-ecourse>.

STEAM in the Library: Engaging Children in Learning<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=752&reset=1>, an Infopeople 4-week online course, April 10 to May 7, 2018
STEAM programs and services are a natural extension of the storytimes and school-age events that libraries have been offering for decades, with the added bonus of engaging children in new interests. In fact, many of the programs and resources you already offer at your library can be adapted to become STEAM activities! This course will prepare youth services staff to:
*         Understand what STEAM means for children (preschool-grade 6) of all backgrounds in a library setting, as well as how STEAM fits within library goals.
*         Address the frequent concern of new STEAM practitioners that we're not "experts" in STEAM content areas
*         Look to existing library programs and resources as a fertile starting place for STEAM activities.

Instructor: Amy Koester<https://infopeople.org/people/amy-koester>. Fee: $150 for those in the California, $200 for all others. For a complete course description and to register please visit here<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D752%26reset%3D1>.

Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users<http://ala-publishing.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03MzU0MzAzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjY3MTY0MDUmbGk9NTE3NzM4Mjc/index.html>, an ALA online course, May 14 to June 10, 2018
What is digital literacy? Do you know how you can foster digital literacy through formal and informal learning opportunities for your library staff and users?

Supporting digital literacy still remains an important part of library staff members' work, but sometimes we struggle to agree on a simple, meaningful definition of the term. In this four-week eCourse, training/learning specialist Paul Signorelli begins by exploring a variety of definitions, focusing on work by a few leading proponents of the need to foster digital literacy among people of all ages and backgrounds. He explores a variety of digital-literacy resources - including case studies of how we creatively approach digital-literacy learning opportunities for library staff and users, and explores a variety of digital tools that will help to encourage further understanding of this topic. Now, who is ready to build their digital-literacy skills and help their users become digitally literate as well?

Facilitated by: Paul Signorelli. Fee: $157.50 for ALA members, $175 for all others. For complete information and to register, please visit here<https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/rethinking-digital-literacy-serve-library-staff-and-users-ecourse>.

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Technology Development Consultant
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