E-books, library programming and outreach, reference services, collection marketing and leading a book group are just some of the webinar topics sought by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) for spring 2013; proposals can be submitted via online form through December 1, 2012.
RUSA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional development they can conveniently—and affordably—pursue from the comfort of their home or office. Webinars will take place throughout the 2013 calendar year and will cover topics relevant to a broad range of librarians, library staff and library advocates.
Successful proposals will:
- Show plans for presentations that are 60-75 minutes in length;
- Identify clear learning outcomes for the session;
- Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to RUSA members, or represents an area of RUSA’s expertise that benefits other types of librarians.
The following potential webinar topics are of great value and interest, though RUSA welcomes submissions presenting on other topics, as well: reference basics; reference for specialized audiences; research, trends and hot topics in readers advisory; information literacy; community partnerships; library programs; outreach; partnerships among different types of libraries; government data and related resources; library spaces and assessing future needs; copyright in the digital age; collection development; special collections; tips and tutorials for relevant tech tools; standards and guidelines; genealogy; advocating for reference; resource development; fundraising; marketing; job searching and related resources; book reviewing; interlibrary loan; creating a single service point (vs. multiple service points in a single facility); embedded librarians; e-books; writing annotations; leading a book group; collection marketing; and library marketing and display ideas.
Proposals may be submitted using the online proposal form. Proposals are accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until Dec. 1, 2012. Review RUSA’s current online learning offerings, including webinars and courses.
Presenters for accepted proposals will receive compensation for their time and will also receive training for Blackboard Collaborate, RUSA’s online presentation software. Questions about RUSA’s webinar offerings and proposals can be sent to Andrea Hill, RUSA web manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.