LITA online continuing education for September 2016

Start out the fall with these all new sessions, including a web course and two webinars:

Web Course:

Social Media For My Institution; from “mine” to “ours”socialmedia
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff
Starting Wednesday October 19, 2016, running for 4 weeks
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

A course for librarians who want to explore the institutional application of social media. Based on an established academic course at St. Cloud State University “Social Media in Global Context” (more information at http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/lib290/ ). A theoretical introduction will assist participants to detect and differentiate the private use of social media from the structured approach to social media for an educational institution. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed, including future trends and management issues. The course will include hands-on exercises on creation and dissemination of textual and multimedia content and patrons’ engagement. Brainstorming on suitable for the institution strategies regarding resources, human and technological, workload share, storytelling, and branding.

This is a blended format web course:

The course will be delivered as 4 separate live webinar lectures, one per week on:

Wednesdays, October 19, 26, November 2 and 9
2:00 – 3:00 pm Central

You do not have to attend the live lectures in order to participate. The webinars will be recorded and distributed through the web course platform, Moodle for asynchronous participation. The web course space will also contain the exercises and discussions for the course.

Details here and Registration here

Webinars:

libux-honeycombHow to Talk About User Experience
Presenter: Michael Schofield
Wednesday September 7, 2016
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

The explosion of new library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding literature signal a major shift. But the status of library user experience design as a professional field is impacted by the absence of a single consistent definition of the area. While we can workshop card sorts and pick apart library redesigns, even user experience librarians can barely agree about what it is they do – let alone why it’s important. How we talk about the user experience matters. So, in this 90 minute talk, we’ll fix that.

Details here and Registration here

onlineproducttoolsOnline Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks
Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan
Tuesday November 9, 2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

Become a lean, mean productivity machine! In this 90 minute webinar we’ll discuss free online tools that can improve your organization and productivity, both at work and home. We’ll look at to-do lists, calendars, and other programs. We’ll also explore ways these tools can be connected, as well as the use of widgets on your desktop and mobile device to keep information at your fingertips.

Details here and Registration here

And don’t miss the other upcoming LITA fall continuing education offerings:

Webinar:

Beyond Usage Statistics: How to use Google Analytics to Improve your Repository, with Hui Zhang
Offered: Tuesday October 11, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Check the Online Learning web page for more details as they become available.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org