[eLearning] RUSA’s Winter Webinars

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Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members. Register now.

“Is there an app for that? Finding primary sources in an app environment” takes place on Wednesday, November 30. Join the discussion on apps and mobile technologies in the library literature, app evaluation criteria, some of the best apps for history sources and application techniques to using apps during the reference interview and in instructional settings. Want more information? Keep reading.

“Step away from the reference desk: practical tips for implementing and integrated research support model for library liaisons” will be held on Thursday, December 1. Explore the issues surrounding the transition of research support services away from a reference desk. Analyze the challenges and opportunities involved in shifting liaison librarians to new models of engagement with their departments. Gather practical tips for dealing with logistical details such as service quality, referrals and scheduling. Want more information? Keep reading.

“Recollection Development: Using cognitive mapping to understand library user needs” will take place on Tuesday, December 6. Explore a qualitative assessment method that has been used for understanding wayfinding and space planning in libraries: cognitive mapping. This webinar will support dialogue around and provide lessons learned about using cognitive maps to alter reference and instruction practices to meet our library users’ needs. Want more information? Keep reading.

Learn about “Trends in business education and their impacts on business reference and services” on Thursday, February 9. The business education is facing new trends in creating engaged and collegiate environment, enhancing data-driven decision making, developing new education models such as experiential learning, integrating new technology to support greater customization and specialization, and designing curriculums around the trending topics on corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, leadership and globalization. How can business librarians respond to these trends and shift our roles to meet new challenges? This webinar will address these key questions and introduce some good practices in the field. Want more information? Keep reading.

About RUSA
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory, collection development, resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology. Review RUSA’s website for additional information on membership, awards, upcoming conferences and events, professional resources and so much more!

Have questions about RUSA’s online learning? Jennifer Cross, Web Services Manager, RUSA has the answers. Email her today.

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