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edX has a selection on online courses specifically geared for public librarians. edX is non-profit created by founding partners MIT and Harvard with the goal of bringing the best in higher education to the world.
THE major conference for staff from all types of libraries in Alaska. Usually held the first weekend in March on a four-year rotation between Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and a smaller community. Conference and registration information is available from the AkLA website.
The Public Library Association (PLA) is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association. The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals.
"JobLIST offers 24/7 access to current job postings from all library types and related organizations. Ads are searchable by library type, job category, location, keyword, and more for increased access to the perfect opportunity for you. "
The Catalogers Reference Shelf is a one-stop reference resource for catalogers and technical service staff, providing access to 21 MARC manuals and other reference works published by The Library of Congress.
"The web version of the Simple Book Repair Manual was created by members of Preservation Services, Dartmouth College Library. Copyright 1996 the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. All rights reserved. Permission is granted for copying and redistribution as long as this copyright notice is included."
"In this self-directed course, learners will gain a beginning-level understanding of customer service in the library setting. This training addresses competencies within the Communication, Customer Service, and Ethics & Values sections of the Competency Index for the Library Field."
This online self-paced course created by WebJunction "provides a great introduction for any library staff, assistants or volunteer needing to learn how to shelve items by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system." You will need to create a username and password to access the course. WebJunction online courses are free to all library workers.
"Everyone is invited to participate in Library 2.0 conference events, designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote."
"Michael Stephens, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs."
"These podcasts are recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD at Central Library speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles."
Focuses on online teaching, technology and trends.
The Friday Bulletin is the electronic newsletter of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums. Its purpose is to provide information on items of interest to archives, libraries and museums within the State of Alaska. It is also intended to provide Alaskan archives, libraries and museums with a window into the activities of their sister disciplines.