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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) What Is a MOOC? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. This updated ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II (June 2013) provides additional key facts about MOOCs. A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. 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.

How the Big6 Took Me from Lazy Language Arts Teacher to Motivated Media Specialist This article is dedicated to my colleague, Cathlee Gallup, 6th grade teacher at East Hills Middle School, for her part in making the “Big6 Research Project” what it is today. Her creativity, teamwork, professionalism, commitment to education and friendship are invaluable.) I have a confession to make. I love Big6, so I jump on any opportunity to incorporate it into learning experiences with students. Yet, what I’m about to describe was originally borne of typical end-of-the-school-year laziness.

5. Public, Private & Open - Online Learning - eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow Is higher education "worth it." Online public, private, profit and open learning initiatives are all impacted by the public perception that higher education is over-priced and less relevant than it should be to today's job markets. What role does online learning play in this continuum of opportunities to learn? Can online learning save higher education from bursting the bubble? Ray Schroeder will lead a panel from diverse institutions in discussing the new realities in higher education.

Catalogers Learning Workshop (CLW), Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Library of Congress Catalogers Learning Workshop (CLW) provides information professionals training resources related to the organization and classification of bibliographic information. Learn more about the history of the CLW Library of Congress Subject Headings: Online Training Comprehensive training on the structure and assignment of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Units are divided into two or more modules, each of which consists of a lecture and one or more quizzes. Library of Congress Subject Headings: Online Training Info2Go! Monthly webinars on current hot topics. The focus will be on providing a platform for you to share your knowledge as well as get your questions answered. Join guest experts from 12:30-1:30 pm MT (11:30-12:30 pm PT) to explore new library trends and services. No registration required ~ log in at 2015 Schedule January 12 ~ Bright Futures Summer Reading ARCHIVE SLIDESFebruary 9 ~ Outreach for Rural Libraries ARCHIVE SLIDES HANDOUTMarch 16 ~ Continuing Education Grants ARCHIVEApril 20 ~ Poverty Training ARCHIVE SLIDES BIBLIOGRAPHYMay 18 ~ What’s New in LiLI?

8 Reasons This Is An Ideal Résumé For Someone With A Lot Of Work Experience The role your résumé plays in your job search will change as you ascend the ranks. "Once you're at the executive level, your reputation within your industry and the strong network you've presumably built over the course of your career will hold increasingly more weight with hiring managers," says Amanda Augustine, a career expert at TheLadders , a mobile career network for professionals . "And you'll find that many of the traits that hiring managers want to assess in their executive candidates — leadership style, vision for the organization, personality, and core values — will be easier to uncover during a conversation." But that doesn't mean you should ditch the résumé altogether.

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Elementary Librarian Interview Questions - Elementary Librarian I’ve had several searches for elementary librarian interview questions lately. It’s that time of year, so I thought I would discuss some questions I’ve been asked and some tips for answering them. If you are headed to an elementary librarian interview this summer, good luck! 1. Tell me about yourself. This is your opportunity to give the interview committee some personal information about yourself. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) 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.

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