[kids-lib] Youth Services Online Courses ALMOST sold out--register now!

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Fri Jan 22 09:54:20 PST 2010

Below is a reminder about the online professional development opportunity from ALA's Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).  Remember, these are asynchronous so you can do coursework whenever is convenient for you.  Fees are $95 ALSC members; $145 ALA members; and $165 for non-members.  Learn more and register online at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/edcareeers/profdevelopment/alscweb/index.cfm.

Here are two of the three courses still available that I thought may be of most interest to you:

Series Programming for Elementary School Age - (4 weeks, February 1 - February 26, 2010)
Children love series books! Lots of libraries have one-shot series parties or events. This course would expand on the one-shot idea and add series clubs to the library in order to get children reading and using the library more. Using trivia, games, music and reading, children will come back for more each week. Series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Magic Tree House, Spiderwick, Fancy Nancy, Froggy, Curious George, and American Girl will be discussed. Instructor: Lisa Shaia, children's librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library

Information Literacy - From Preschool to High School - (6 weeks, February 1 - March 12, 2010)
Learn how to conduct information literacy instruction for all ages from preschool to elementary school to middle school and beyond. Participants will be encouraged to examine their local schools' and state's requirements pertaining to library skills, and to develop methods of using the library to complement those requirements. Participants will learn about examples of successful programs, appropriate skills for appropriate ages, creation and presentation of programs as well as marketing of those programs; also, participants will discuss ways that information literacy instruction can be a useful "outreach" tool to increase library and database usage and develop their own information literacy instruction program. Instructor: Maryann Mori, director, Waukee Public Library

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

From: Jenny Najduch [mailto:jnajduch at ala.org] 
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 9:25 AM
To: alsc-l at ala.org
Subject: [alsc-l] Online Courses ALMOST sold out--register now!

ALSC's winter Online Education courses are almost sold out, but there's still time to register!    Only ONE spot left in Series Programming for Elementary School Age; EIGHT spots left in Information Literacy-From Preschool to High School; and NINE spots left in The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future.  Register now to liven up your library this winter!
Courses begin on Feb. 1 and last four to six weeks, depending on the course, and discounted rates are available for ALSC members.  Courses are taught asynchronously using Moodle, an online learning community.  A certificate of completion will be sent to participants upon successful completion of the course.  Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC Web site at www.ala.org/alsced.  Fees are $95 for personal ALSC members; $145 for personal ALA members; and $165 for non-members.  For more information, contact ALSC Deputy Director Kirby Simmering at ksimmering at ala.org.
If you know someone who might be interested in an ALSC Online Education course please feel free to forward this email.  Thank you!
Jenny Najduch, Marketing Specialist, Membership
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
A division of the American Library Association
50 E. Huron 
Chicago, IL 60611
phone: (312) 280-4026
fax: (312) 280-5271
jnajduch at ala.org
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