ALSC Online Courses

Register for Summer 2016 Online Courses

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for Summer 2016 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 11, 2016. One of the three courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. Sign up for an online course! NEW! Engaging Readers and Writers with Interactive Fiction 4 weeks, July 11 – August 5, 2016 Instructor: Christian Sheehy, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Xavier University The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future 6 weeks, July 11 – August 13, 2016…

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Register for Spring 2016 ALSC Online Courses

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for Spring 2016 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, April 4, 2016. Two of the courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. For more information on ALSC online learning, please visit: www.ala.org/alsced The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books 6 weeks, April 4 – May 13, 2016 Instructor: KT Horning, Director, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration…

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One More Week to Sign Up for ALSC Online Courses

We’re heading into the final days of 2015 and it’s also the the final days before the next semester of ALSC online courses! With topics like school/library collaboration, STEM programming, and the Sibert Medal, you can bring new ideas into your library! Classes begin Monday, January 4, 2016. One of the courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration 6 weeks, January 4 – February 12, 2016 Instructor: Rachel Reinwald, School Liaison and Youth Services Librarian, Lake Villa District Library Science,…

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New Semester of ALSC Online Courses!

Start 2016 fresh with new skills and program ideas! Registration for Winter 2016 ALSC online courses is now open. Classes begin Monday, January 4, 2016. One of the courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration 6 weeks, January 4 – February 12, 2016 Instructor: Rachel Reinwald, School Liaison and Youth Services Librarian, Lake Villa District Library Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy 4 weeks, January 4 – 29, 2016, CEU Certified Course, 1.2 CEUs Instructor: Angela Young,…

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Upcoming Awards Online Courses

Love the ALSC awards? Sign up for two upcoming ALSC online courses taught by K.T. Horning! Learn about the history, terms, and definitions of these two great awards. Each of these six-week classes are open for registration. Hurry, registration is limited! Winter 2016 The Sibert Medal: Evaluating Books of Information January 4 – February 12, 2016 Spring 2016 The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books April 4 – May 13, 2016 Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC Online Learning section of the ALSC website. Image courtesy of ALSC

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ALSC Online Courses – Fall 2015

ALSC encourages participants to sign up for Fall 2015 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, September 14, 2015. One of the courses being offered this semester is eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. For more information on ALSC online learning, please visit: www.ala.org/alsced It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration 6 weeks, September 14 –October 23, 2015 Instructor: Rachel Reinwald, School Liaison/Youth Services Librarian, Lake Villa District Library Storytelling with Puppets 4 weeks, September 14 – October 9, 2015, CEU Certified Course, 2.2 CEUs Instructor: Steven…

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ALSC Online Courses Start in One Week!

Check your clock! You have one more week to sign up for ALSC online courses for summer 2015. Classes begin Monday, July 13, 2015. Two of the courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. For more information on ALSC online learning, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsced NEW! It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration 6 weeks, July 13 – August 21, 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy 4 weeks, July 13 – August 7, 2015 CEU Certified Course, 1.2 CEUs Storytelling with Puppets 4 weeks, July 13 – August 7, 2015 CEU Certified Course, 2.2 CEUs…

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It’s Mutual: School & Public Library Collaboration

Starting this summer, I will be teaching an online course for ALSC called It’s Mutual: School and Public Library Collaboration. As two public institutions, it’s important for us to reach out to each other, especially as budgets tighten. We already share an audience that we hope will turn into lifelong learners (and library users). With early literacy programming, public libraries are often the first place kids start learning, when they become students we supplement their learning, and hopefully, when students graduate, they will still rely on the library to aid their learning. When schools and public libraries come together they can share expertise, workers, and save money by sharing resources. Let’s say you have a database that doesn’t see a lot of use. If every student has a library card they can all get to the database. If public librarians and school teaching staff get together to teach the students…