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Readers’ Advisory 102

Apply now for a seat in this four-week course. This Library Juice Academy course is the perfect opportunity for library staff who already know the basics of readers' advisory and are ready to learn more some advanced skills. Topics covered include audiobook and multimedia advisory, teens and diverse readers, and a brief introduction to theContinue reading "Readers’ Advisory 102"

Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries

Apply for a seat in this four-week course. In this Library Juice Academy course you will be introduced to accessibility and universal design in libraries. Approximately 15% of the population worldwide live with some type of disability, making individuals with disabilities an important and often underserved constituency for libraries. Despite this, many libraries overlook simpleContinue reading "Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries"

Foundations of Early Literacy

Register for a seat in this four-week course. This Library Juice Academy course will allow you to use and and expand on the early literacy information in the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative (from ALA’s Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children). You will become familiar with the early literacyContinue reading "Foundations of Early Literacy"

Copyright and Open Licensing Issues

Apply for a seat in this four-week course. The question of copyright comes up frequently in librarianship, and issues surrounding copyright limitations pervade all aspects of library work including publishing, acquisitions, electronic resources management, metadata, resource sharing, and patron interactions. In this course, you will learn the foundations of copyright law, the types of resourcesContinue reading "Copyright and Open Licensing Issues"

Leadership Communication

Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Leadership communication is a difficult and complex art form to master. This course will give you the tools you need in order to successfully navigate communication at all different levels from interpersonal to groups, as well as help frame difficult conversations. In addition, you will explore howContinue reading "Leadership Communication"

LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management

Apply for a seat in this six-week course. A six week online course on supervision and management, designed to meet the elective requirement of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on policies and procedures, the hiring cycle, professional development, performance expectations, discipline, leadership, strategic planning, budgets, fundraising, partnerships, marketing and outreach.Continue reading "LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management"

Supercharging Your Storytime

Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Using your knowledge of early literacy skills and practices, based on Every Child Ready to Read®, supercharge your storytimes through interactivity with children and their parents/caregivers, intentionality, being more purposeful in connecting storytime books and experiences to support early literacy behaviors, and assessment through self-reflection and peerContinue reading "Supercharging Your Storytime"