ALSC Online Courses

Two Weeks to Register for ALSC Online Courses!

ALSC Online EducationIn two weeks, ALSC will begin the Winter 2012 semester for it’s online courses. So now’s the time to register! Registration is open for all four courses.

Still trying to decide if online is right for you? Listen to some of these comments from real ALSC online course-takers:

“I am very excited about using what I have learned at my library.”

“The course far exceeded my expectations.”

“I have highly recommended this mode of immersive learning to the management at my library.”

Bring new ideas to your library! Impress your manager! Develop new professional techniques that enhance your career! All with one of ALSC’s four great online courses:

Connecting with ‘Tween Readers (four weeks, Jan. 16 — Feb. 10) examines the developmental needs and abilities that make this age group (children 10 — 12 years old) unique. Participants will discuss why tweens are particularly vulnerable to illiteracy and what types of activities and programs (including the utilization of currently popular technologies) libraries can offer to keep these children on the path to becoming lifelong readers.

Out of This World Youth Programming (six weeks, Jan. 16 – Feb. 24) provides innovative ideas and suggestions on how to plan, promote, execute and evaluate programs to work for libraries and their patrons. Participants will take away new programs for immediate implementation in their library.

Children with Disabilities in the Library (six weeks, Jan. 16 – Feb. 24) examines how schools handle students with disabilities, exploring ways that the library might be able to assist each child. Participants will explore inclusive programming, assistive technologies, staff attitudes and legal considerations.

Information Literacy – From Preschool to High School (six weeks, Jan. 16 – Feb. 24) discusses successful information literacy programs, appropriate skills for appropriate ages, creation and presentation of programs, as well as marketing of those programs.

Detailed descriptions and registration information are available on the ALSC online course information page. Fees are $95 for personal ALSC members; $145 for personal ALA members; and $165 for non-members. Questions? Please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at or 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.

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