Tuesday, June 11, 2013

July/Aug: Integrating New Technologies into Your Collections

Beginning July 15, 2013

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to offer a variety of quality online education courses.  All courses will run between four and six weeks and will be taught in an online learning community using Moodle.  All courses are offered asynchronously (self-directed) meaning you won't need to logon at a specific time.

To sign-up for an upcoming course, visit the ALA registration website.  Course space is limited.

Integrating New Technologies into Your Collections
(4 weeks)  Are you looking for practical ways to integrate new technologies into your collections? Are you wondering how to balance your physical and digital holdings to maximize your offerings to your users, successfully engage them, and meet their needs? We will examine: - Collection development and management - How to successfully blend physical and digital collections - Digital devices: selection, management, and providing access - Staff Training and development All course participants will complete a course project focusing on a specific aspect of collection development of interest to them. Course participants will leave this course with a wealth of practical knowledge and will be able to confidently, easily, and successfully integrate a wide variety of new technologies and digital tools into their collections.
Instructor: Bonnie Roalsen, Head of Children's Services, Dover Town (Mass.) Public Library


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