20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses. Librarians have far more responsibilities than many people actually realize.
The fact is that being a librarian involves a lot more than just putting books on shelves and making sure that the library is used properly. Everything from a good working knowledge of technology to strong people skills are needed to thrive in these positions. That’s why for many the training never ends. There are always new skills to learn and new abilities to master, and that’s why so many librarians continue to utilize online courses to boost their overall knowledge. It’s important to continue utilizing educational resources to boost your education.
Here are some of the best free online courses for librarians to use. There are many additional free online resources available that you can use to help you move your level of knowledge forwards.
ALCTS: Web Courses. ALCTS offers related courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas.
Click below for course descriptions of Fundamentals of: The first three courses above are approved by the Library Support Staff Certification program and comprise the Collection Management Course. Schedule of Upcoming Sessions 2014 Schedules. ALA Publishing WebEx Enterprise Site. LC: Resources for Librarians and Archivists. Featured Links Catalogs Library of Congress Online Catalog Contains 18 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources.
Search the LC Online Catalog Library of Congress Authorities Browse and view authority headings for subjects, names, titles and name/title combinations. Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) Search and view digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Library. Finding Aids: Encoded Archival Description A gateway to this wealth of Library treasures, helping you discover and navigate through the thousands of boxes and folders that house each collection.
Sound Online Inventory & Catalog (SONIC) Search a catalog of 78s, 45s, copyright cassettes and broadcast and archival recordings. Z39.50 Gateway to Library Catalogs Gateway access to the Library of Congress catalog as well as other libraries across the globe. ALA: Online Learning. Access ALA’s wide range of library-related online learning–covering fundamentals, advances, trends, and hot topics at ALA Online Learning.
What is Online Learning? Education delivered via a computer, using the internet via a web-browser, and perhaps another software for coursework, video or audio files. It may occur once or at regular intervals over several weeks, be downloadable anytime, or require a reservation to participate. The many options for online education are available throughout ALA Online Learning. When you select a topic, you will see a list of titles that may be available as e-forums, webinars, courses, or recorded webcasts. AMICAL: Professional Development & Training. Opportunities for AMICAL members The following organizations offer training and other professional development opportunities that are discounted at member rates and/or of particular interest to librarians, technology staff and faculty at AMICAL institutions.
If you need additional information about how to take advantage of these opportunities as an AMICAL member, please contact us. AMICAL members that identify other information services-related professional development opportunities may also be eligible for financial assistance through our Small Grant Program. If you have suggestions or ideas for professional development and training opportunties pleas contact Meggan Houlihan at firstname.lastname@example.org. » AA-BIG 201407/04/14 19:13 from Library Professional DevelopmentThe Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AA-BIG) is hosting its 13th annual conference on June 20, 2014 at the Cartersville campus of Georgia Highlands College.
CILIP Onsite training. Salzburg Curriculum Snippets and References. After the seminar in Salzburg, I included references to the curriculum and ideas on transformative social action in some of my presentations.
I’ve compiled the snippets and links here: Full Presentation: “Librarians as Change Agents” Video Webchat, U.S. Embassy in Rome, Rome, Italy. Full Presentation: “Expect More: Service is Proactive” CARLI Virtual Meeting, Webcast. Full Presentation: “Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks” PLS President’s Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Salzburg Curriculum for Library and Museum Studies. On October 19th, 2011 a group of innovators from over 20 countries gathered in Salzburg, Austria to discuss “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.”
Through plenary panels and intensive break out group, the seminar fellows developed a series of challenges and recommendations. One of those groups was charged with developing recommendations and challenges around skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today’s connected and participatory world. This group ended up developing a joint library/museum curriculum. While there will be a full report out of the session, I have already been talking about the curriculum and thought it would be useful to share it and discuss it here (with the permission of the participants).
Over the next few days I will comment and expand on the curriculum from my perspective, but this post is intended to simply “get it out there” with little personal commentary so others can refer to it and add their own perspectives. Intro to New Librarianship - Syracuse. Online Learning - Syracuse.
France. France Université Numérique - MOOC.