[kids-lib] professional development opportunity

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu May 14 08:20:38 PDT 2009

Hello!  ALA's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) is offering three online classes this summer.  This is a great opportunity for professional development in youth services.  Class are 4-6 weeks in length.  They are self-directed, although they may have one or two synchronous live online chats which would be scheduled in advance.  Cost ranges from $95-$165 per class.  For more information go to: http://tiny.cc/oh53K.  

If you have any questions, please ask ALSC at 1-800-545-2433 extension 2163 or alsc at ala.org.
Summer Online Education Courses
School's not out for summer this year!  ALSC is offering three engaging online education courses, beginning July 20, that will enhance your professional skills and knowledge.  The three courses being offered are: "Reading Instruction and Children's Books," "The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future" and "Sharing Poetry with Children."  Registration opens May 18, and discounted rates are available for ALSC members.
ALSC's online courses have received excellent reviews from participants.  Every week during the month of May, the ALSC Blog will feature first-hand accounts of participant experiences.  Check-out the first three posts that were just listed today!
Courses are taught asynchronously using Moodle, an online learning community.  A certificate of completion will be sent to participants upon successfully finishing the course.  Detailed descriptions and course registration information is available on the ALSC Web site.  Fees are $95 for personal ALSC members; $145 for personal ALA members; and $165 for non-members.
Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528
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