Thursday, April 25, 2013

May-June: Library Juice Academy Courses

Courses in May
Cataloging for the Non-Cataloger
Instructor: Melissa Adler 
The Mechanics of Metadata
Instructor: Grace Agnew
Introduction to the Semantic Web
Instructor: Robert Chavez
Copyright for Librarians 101: Copyright Basics
Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater
Embedded Librarianship
Instructor: Courtney Mlinar
Introduction to Project Management
Instructor: Robin Hastings

Courses in June
Introduction to RDA
Instructor: Melissa Adler
Marketing the Library in the 21st Century
Instructor: Debra Lucas-Alfieri
Patent Searching
Instructor: Martin Wallace
Online Instruction
Instructor: John Doherty
Introduction to Drupal for Libraries
Instructor: Cody Hennesy
Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries
Instructor: Julie Biando Edwards

Information About Courses
We have enlisted instructors for our classes based on their expertise in their areas of instruction, as well as their teaching abilities. Classes are taught asynchronously, using the Moodle course platform, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow. Most courses are four weeks in length and cost $175. CEU documentation is available to participants who need this (1.5 CEUs per 4-week course, a 4-week course requiring 15 hours of work). Discounts are available to institutions who want to enroll at least five people in a course. Payment can be by credit card, or through your institution's normal accounts payable process in response to a billing invoice. We accept enrollments into the first week of instruction, to accommodate last-minute needs. Visit the website to see our listings for July and August as well.

In this 6-course certificate program, you will gain competency as a coder in XML and RDF-based systems that create, transform, manage, and disseminate content and metadata. Typically, these are the structures at the heart of content management systems, repositories, and digital libraries. Topics covered include XML fundamentals, XPath, DTDs and Schemas, standard markup languages, XSLT and Xquery, the semantic web, RDFa and RDFa Lite, RSS, ontologies and linked data, and the SPARQL semantic query language and protocol. Register for all six courses and get a 10% discount.

In this 6-course certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and how to apply user-centered strategies to library websites and beyond. The program begins by teaching you the key concepts of UX design and how to employ them in your website projects. Next, you will learn the ins and outs of information architecture: how to structure and organize your content so that it is both discoverable and navigable in the easiest way possible. The next two courses will give you the tools to continually get feedback on your website through usability testing and other research methods. You will then learn how to better write for the web so that once your users discover your content, they can both understand it and act on it. Finally, you will learn how you can create a website content strategy, so that from that point forward all your content will be useful, usable, and findable. All together, these courses cover a breadth of topics that will equip you with the skills necessary to create, manage, and sustain library websites that provide an excellent user experience. Register for all six courses and get a 10% discount.

In these fast-paced sessions Gary Price shares a handful of the latest and most useful web resources, tools, and search techniques he's been posting and sharing on LJ's infoDOCKET. Plus, each session focuses on a special topic loaded with resources and discussion. Topics include online privacy and security, current awareness tools, real time information sources, ethical issues for the 21st Century librarian, personal information archiving, and online productivity tools.

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