The next LITA web course and webinar, register now!

There’s still time to register for the next great LITA continuing education web course or webinar offerings.

Check out this infomative and fast paced new LITA webinar:

ScratchcatHow Your Public Library Can Inspire the Next Tech Billionaire: an Intro to Youth Coding Programs

Presenters: Kelly Smith, Crystle Martin and Justin Hoenke
Thursday March 3, 2016
Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

Kids, tweens, teens and their parents are increasingly interested in computer programming education, and they are looking to public and school libraries as a host for the informal learning process that is most effective for learning to code. This webinar will share lessons learned through youth coding programs at libraries all over the U.S. We will discuss tools and technologies, strategies for promoting and running the program, and recommendations for additional resources. An excellent webinar for youth and teen services librarians, staff, volunteers and general public with an interest in tween/teen/adult services.

Details here and Registration here.

Or make the investment in learning with this web course:

wtwdgraphic2Which Test for Which Data: Statistics at the Reference Desk

Instructor: Rachel Williams
Starting Monday February 29, 2016, running for 4 weeks
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

This web course is designed to help librarians faced with statistical questions at the reference desk. Whether assisting a student reading through papers or guiding them when they brightly ask “Can I run a t-test on this?”, librarians will feel more confident facing statistical questions. This course will be ideal for library professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge of statistical methods in order to provide assistance to students who may use basic statistics in their courses or research. Students taking the course should have a general understanding of mean, median, and mode.

Details here and Registration here

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


The Why and How of HTTPS for Libraries, with Jacob Hoffman-Andrews
Offered: Monday March 14, 2016, 1:00 pm Central Time

Yes You Can Video, with Anne Burke, and Andreas Orphanides
Offered: Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central Time

Web course:

Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians, with Jessica Olin, and Holly Mabry
Starting Monday April 11, 2016, running for 6 weeks

Questions or Comments?

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