ALSC Online Courses

Get Your CEUs with ALSC Online Courses

ALSC Online EducationThis fall, ALSC is proud to be offering five great online courses – including two courses that are eliglibe for CEUs, continuing education units.

The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CEUs cannot be given in retrospect; if you’ve already taken one of these ALSC courses you are not eligible to receive CEUs. Additional courses may become CEU-certified in the future.

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. Courses start October 1, 2012. Registration is now open.

Online Courses – Fall 2012

ALSC Core Competencies: Serving Children with Distinction and Commitment
6 weeks, October 1 – November 9
Instructor: Thom Barthelmess, Curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University

The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books
6 weeks, October 1 – November 9
Instructor: Kathleen T. Horning, Director, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Connecting with ‘Tween Readers
4 weeks, October 1 – October 26
Instructor: Edward T. Sullivan, Rogue Librarian/Writer

Out of this World Youth Programming*
6 weeks, October 1 – November 9
Instructor: Angela Young, MSLS, Youth Services Librarian, Lorain Public Library System

Series Programming for the Elementary School Age*
4 weeks, October 1 – October 26
Instructor: Lisa M. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library

* Indicates CEU eligible course

Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC Online Education website. Fees are $115 for personal ALSC members; $165 for personal ALA members; and $185 for non-members. Questions? Please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.


  1. Lisa

    Great news! I hope to see some new courses in the spring; I’ve already completed three of these (including the CEU courses). I’ve never been disappointed in an ALSC course.

  2. Kathleen Winfrey

    Having courses online is a wonderful thing because you can study at home or wherever you are as long as you are online.

  3. Erma Butts

    Thanks for sharing this information. I have been planning to get an online course because i don’t have much time to go to Universities to attend classes. I see this as a convinient and great idea to learn.

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