Apply for a seat in this course. How do we know what our library users are thinking? Listen to their stories! The purpose of interviewing is to discover the in-depth experiences and perceptions of others—just what we need to know about our ever-changing clients. This course provides participants with the basics in good interviewing techniquesContinue reading "Getting to Know Your Users Through Interviews and Focus Groups"
Apply for a seat in this course. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy. This course runs April 5 - May 2, 2021. There’s more to choosing books for storytime than just knowing the collection. It’s also important to understand how to choose books that foster school readiness and literacy skills, as well asContinue reading "Developmentally Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime"
Apply for a seat in this course. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy. This 4-week (May 3 - 30, 2021), online course teaches participants how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of their own language skills. Video demonstrations, articles, online resources and course discussions direct students as they learn howContinue reading "Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Through the use of literature review, wellness check prompts, and community practice the participants in this course will analyze, reflect, and critically examine wellness in libraries and their own overall experiences. Presented by :: Amanda M. Leftwich Course Dates: June 7 - July 4, 2021 CALL SPONSORED:Continue reading "Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color"
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"
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. This four-week course will take a deep dive into practical DIY usability testing and empower you to collect valuable user feedback, even if you have zero budget for usability testing. In this course, you will learn how to use free tools to conduct a range of usabilityContinue reading "Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing"