This eCourse introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management in libraries. Topics include management styles, institutional constraints, project life cycles, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment, project planning tools, and team management. There will be a special emphasis on managing teams, including information on the role of the leader, the value of diversity and inclusion, communications, and meeting management.
Providing reference services can be tough, but if you are unfamiliar with music librarianship, music reference can pose a unique challenge.
Collection development is challenging no matter what material you’re working with, and music is no exception.
Level up your knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) along with your library’s services to deaf and hard of hearing library users. Designed to provide more in-depth learning, practice, and feedback for those who have completed American Sign Language for Library Staff Level 1, this course will use readings, multimedia resources, online discussion boards, and hands-on assignments to introduce more ASL vocabulary, grammar, and culture topics relevant to the library setting.
American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for library professionals. A basic grasp of ASL enhances your ability to serve deaf and hard of hearing library users and opens up a new world of possibilities for programs. It’s also a marketable professional skill that can translate to public service jobs beyond the library world.
Even before the pandemic, online library instruction was a growing trend in the library world. Now it is essential.
We are in a crisis—the economy is uncertain, day-to-day life has ground to a halt, and many libraries have had to close their buildings to the public and, in some cases, have their staff work at home.
Genealogical research is a dynamic, multi-layered process. With the proliferation of social media and commercially available genetic testing, the tools and techniques you can use to expand your research are growing rapidly. This brave new world presents technological, methodological, and ethical issues that can be tough to navigate.
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American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for library professionals. A basic grasp of ASL enhances your ability to serve patrons and opens up a new world of possibilities for children’s programs. It’s also a marketable professional skill that can translate to public service jobs in the library world and beyond.
In an era where digital information is ubiquitous and fake news is everywhere, training students to think critically regarding digital information is crucial. As information professionals, we are trained to analyze the authority and sourcing of information, and we need to provide our students with this same type of training so they can develop into media-literate practitioners.