Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers eCourse

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$175.00
ALA Member: 
$ 157.50
Item Number:
1541-8841
Date(s): 
Day:  February 8, 2016
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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This eCourse is now closed. We plan on offering the eCourse again soon. If you’d like to an email alert when we schedule the next session, please complete this form.

Asynchronous eCourse beginning February 8, 2016 and continuing for 4 weeks
An ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourse facilitated by Paul Signorelli

Estimated Hours of Learning: 12
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes:

  • Use instruction to help promote more effective use of library collections, physical or online
  • Use instruction to promote more effective use of library services
  • Use informal and formal needs-assessment to identify topics for instruction and evaluation tools to measure instruction’s effectiveness
  • Design, prepare, and present an informal learning resource that responds to your library users’ current learning needs
  • Design, prepare, and present a formal learning resource that responds to your library users’ current learning needs

Too often a library’s rich resources are underutilized because library users don’t know how to use them, are afraid to ask, or simply aren’t aware. Whether in public or academic libraries, effective instructional programs developed around a library’s resources and services can boost customer satisfaction. Through this interactive eCourse, training specialist Paul Signorelli will help you and your staff increase awareness of all the library has to offer as he teaches basic instructional techniques to improve presentation skills. The eCourse will also include readings, simple assignments, an asynchronous discussion board, and optional, live, online discussions.

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Paul Signorelli

Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years' experience as a learning leader for libraries and other organizations and businesses.As Director of Staff Training and Volunteer Services at the San Francisco Public Library system, he created, implemented, and managed numerous training plans. He continues to serve as a writer,trainer, onsite and online presenter, and consultant for a variety of organizations and remains active in theAmerican Library Association Learning Round Table and with ASTD (the American Society for Training and Development), where he has held leadership positions at the local and national level. He can be reached at paul@paulsignorelli.com, through his website (http://paulsignorelli.com), and through his Building Creative Bridges blog.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

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