[kids-lib] FREE Professional Development opportunity
anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Wed Jan 20 08:14:36 PST 2010
Hello! The Texas State Library is offering a FREE online course called "When School and Public Libraries Cooperate". This is an asynchronous training you may take whenever you want, and it will be offered indefinitely until further notice.
I have not taken this course so cannot provide additional insight, but wanted to pass a long the information to you. It may be a great opportunity for those of you who have a difficult time getting professional development because it can be expensive, geographically difficult to get to, or just at a bad time for you to attend.
Details are below, and the link to the website is: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/online/ld502b/
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
Continuing Education > Online Courses
LD502b: Everyone Wins -- When School and Public Libraries Cooperate! (National Version)
(A Texas State Library online course)
(SBEC-eligible for school librarians)
Self-paced online course. This version of the course is unmoderated and open to all library staff.
In this course, librarians will gain increased knowledge of school and public library cooperation. Participants will learn about best practices for school and public library cooperation, models of partnership and the best resources for further exploration and development. A special feature of this course is a series of recorded interviews with leaders in school and public library cooperation, providing participants with the opportunity to learn directly from their colleagues.
View the Course Outline
Participants will gain:
* Confidence to establish or further develop cooperative school and public library relationships.
* Knowledge of best practices for cooperation between school and public libraries.
Participants are expected to be comfortable working with the Windows environment and Internet browsers.
This course seeks to provide maximum accessibility -- when applicable, media-rich material is accompanied by text-based HTML transcripts.
SYSTEM / CONNECTIVITY REQUIREMENTS
This course is delivered using the Moodle course management system. System and connectivity requirements for Texas State Library Moodle courses can be found here.
COURSE COMPLETION INFORMATION
Participants can expect to spend an average of three to four hours to complete this course and MUST complete the course within 30 days of enrollment. This course will become available beginning January 15, 2010 and will run indefinitely until further notice.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
School librarians and public library staff who work with youth.
There is no cost for this course.
This course qualifies for three (3) hours of TSLAC Continuing Education credit. Texas school librarians will also receive three (3) hours of SBEC Continuing Education credit (SBEC provider identification #500799).
Continuing education credit will be awarded only to those participants successfully completing the online course. Those participants will be able to print their own continuing education certificates at the end of the course. The certificate will indicate both TSLAC and SBEC credit hours, although the SBEC credit hours only apply within Texas.
SBEC CONTACT INFORMATION (FOR TEXAS LIBRARIANS)
Please direct any comments or complaints related to SBEC to:
Information and Support Center toll free 1 (888) 863-5880, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. CST
Headquarters (512) 936-8400, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
State Board for Educator Certification, 4616 W. Howard Lane, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78728
Fax (512) 238-3201
Web Site: http://www.sbec.state.tx.us, E-mail: sbec at sbec.state.tx.us
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Naomi DiTullio is the Distance Learning Consultant for the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. She coordinates and creates distance learning opportunities for Texas library staff. She holds a Distance Education Certification from the Center for Distance Learning Research, in addition to a Collaborative Videoconferencing Certification and a Virtual Instructor Certification. Ms. DiTullio also holds a Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in information science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Christine McNew is the Youth Services Consultant for the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. She coordinates continuing education opportunities for Texas library staff who work with youth of all ages. She also coordinates the Texas Reading Club for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. She holds a Distance Education Certification from the Center for Distance Learning Research, in addition to a Collaborative Videoconferencing Certification and a Virtual Instructor Certification. Ms. McNew holds an Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has 10 years of experience as a youth librarian in public libraries.
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Naomi DiTullio (512-936-2586 or 1-800-252-9386 -- toll-free number is for Texas callers only)
P.O. Box 12927. Austin, TX 78711-2927
Email: nditulli at tsl.state.tx.us
Christine McNew (512-463-6623 or 1-800-252-9386 -- toll-free number is for Texas callers only)
P.O. Box 12927. Austin, TX 78711-2927
Email: cmcnew at tsl.state.tx.us
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