[Deadline Extended 12/2] ASCLA’s Online Learning Proposals Submissions

Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Friday, December 2, 2016. Presentations will take place from December 2016 and August 31, 2017 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. See the list of suggested “hot topics” below.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance, as well as topics that reflect ASCLA’s expertise and are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff across the profession, as well as our core member groups of state library agencies, library consultants, libraries serving people with disabilities, consumer health libraries, prison libraries and library cooperatives.

Proposal topics for courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Assessing accessibility knowledge
  • Benchmarks and evaluation measures
  • Budgeting basics for the first time manager
  • Collaborative digitization
  • Correctional libraries and Adult programming
  • Correctional/prison librarianship 101: covering the basics of a successful prison/jail library
  • Data analysis and assessment
  • Dealing with learning disabilities
  • Designing effective surveys
  • Download training for patrons who use accessibility tools like screen readers
  • E-books and cooperatives
  • Emerging technologies for those with special needs, including apps and iPads
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
  • Evaluation content analysis
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: how to find grant funding and write your proposal
  • Group purchasing
  • Health literacy
  • How to be a consultant
  • How to be a futurist
  • How to deliver online training
  • How to hire a library consultant
  • Innovations in library service
  • Innovative services for an aging population
  • Law librarianship for correctional librarians
  • Library cooperatives: managing and improving services
  • Low-literacy adults
  • Marketing library services to special needs populations
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • Navigating book selection sources
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Outcomes-based education
  • Outreach skills training
  • Outreach to visually or physically handicapped populations
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Recognizing great service in member libraries
  • Seeking grants for consultancy work
  • Serving library patrons with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Technology trends for special needs populations
  • Training staff to serve library users with disabilities, and raising awareness of this important population
  • Utilizing focus groups to prioritize services to the disabled
  • Working with refugees

Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses. Review current online offerings for more information. More information about the submission process is here. Submit a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Friday, December 2, 2016.

About ASCLA
The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants. ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members.

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

ASCLA webinar on Serving Library Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

On Tuesday, August 9, 11AM CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be hosting a webinar on serving library patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a companion to the Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) online trainings.

The webinar will be taught by Dr. Amelia Anderson, an expert of educating library professionals on serving patrons with ASD, online communication of people with ASD and students with ASD in academia.

Concluding the webinar, participants will better understand the characteristics and behaviors of a person with ASD in the library; make adjustments and recommendations to their own institution on how to be more inclusive and welcoming; and to provide ASD patrons opportunities for engagement in the library.

Librarians and library staff in public, school, academic and/or special libraries will benefit from this course, which supports ASCLA’s mission for libraries serving special populations, including users with disabilities. More information on this course can be found here.

Registration costs are: ASCLA members: $40; ALA members: $50; ALA student & retired members: $25; Non-members: $65; Group rate: $99 single login, $38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people). Register here.

Call for ASCLA Online Learning Proposals!

Submit by March 8, 2016 

Access the online course submission form here.

Download this PDF of the online course form to help you prepare your submission.

ASCLA invites ALA members who are subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge of interest to ASCLA members, to submit proposals for ASCLA online learning to be presented between April 2016 and August 2016, as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. See the list of suggested hot topics below. All proposals must be submitted electronically.

ASCLA members include, but are not limited to: 

  • Library staff providing services to special populations, including library users with disabilities and adults and youth who are incarcerated or detained
  • Independent librarians and consultants
  • State libraries and their employees
  • Public libraries serving or working with the populations above
  • Library networks and cooperatives

What courses are we currently offering? Check them out at the ASCLA online learning webpage.
Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division.

Proposal topics for courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Assessing accessibility knowledge
  • Basics and best practices for prison/jail libraries
  • Basics of running a hospital/medical library
  • Benchmarks and evaluation
  • Budgeting for the first time manager
  • Collaborative digitization
  • Adult programming in correctional libraries
  • Correctional/prison librarianship 101
  • Creating training for patrons who use accessibility tools
  • Data analysis and assessment
  • Designing effective surveys
  • E-books and cooperatives –  best practices
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: how to find grant funding and write your proposal
  • Helping library users with learning disabilities
  • How to be a consultant
  • How to be a futurist
  • How to deliver online training
  • How to hire a library consultant
  • Innovative service ideas for library cooperatives
  • Law librarianship for correctional librarians
  • Library cooperatives: basics of managing services
  • Low-literacy adults
  • Marketing library services to special needs populations
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • Mobile and emerging technologies for those with special needs, including apps and ipads
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Outcomes-based education
  • Outreach to visually or physically handicapped populations
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Serving library patrons with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Training staff to serve library users with disabilities
  • Utilizing focus groups to prioritize services for people with disabilities
  • Working with refugees

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs should be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and primary online learning contact at ahill@ala.org

Deadline extended: Call for ASCLA online learning proposals: October 16, 2015

ASCLA invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars and online courses to be presented between November 2015 and August 2016 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. See the list of suggested hot topics below.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance, as well as topics that reflect ASCLA’s expertise and are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff across the profession.

Proposals will be accepted through October 16, 2015 Approved webinars and online courses will launch starting November 2015 through August 2016.

What are we currently offering as webinars and online courses? Check them out at the ASCLA website. More information about the submission process and ASCLA’s online learning offerings is at the ASCLA website under the Online Learning section.

Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work ($150 to be split among webinar presenters; a development fee and per student rate for online courses) and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Successful online learning proposals will:

  • Show plans for content and presentation strategies that will fill the allotted time: 60-75 minutes for webinars, and 4-6 weeks for courses;
  • Identify clear learning outcomes for participants;
  • Clearly illustrate the qualifications of the presenter(s)/instructor(s) with respect to the proposed topic;
  • IMPORTANT: Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to ASCLA members or represents an area of ASCLA’s expertise that benefits other types of librarians. Proposals that are unique from other available online learning offerings are also highly valued.

Proposal topics for courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Correctional libraries and Adult programming
  • Assessing accessibility knowledge
  • Benchmarks and evaluation measures
  • Budgeting how-to’s for the first time manage
  • Collaborative digitization
  • Correctional/prison librarianship 101: covering the basics of a good prison/jail library
  • Data analysis and assessment
  • Dealing with learning disabilities
  • Designing effective surveys
  • Download training for patrons who use accessibility tools like screen readers
  • E-books and cooperatives
  • Emerging technologies for those with special needs, including apps and ipads
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
  • Evaluation content analysis
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: how to find grant funding and write your proposal
  • Group purchasing
  • Health literacy
  • How to be a consultant
  • How to be a futurist
  • How to deliver online training
  • How to hire a library consultant
  • Innovations in library service
  • Innovative services for an aging population
  • Law librarianship for correctional librarians
  • Library cooperatives: managing and improving services
  • Low-literacy adults
  • Marketing library services to special needs populations
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • Navigating book selection sources
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Outcomes-based education
  • Outreach skills training
  • Outreach to visually or physically handicapped populations
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Recognizing great service in member libraries
  • Seeking grants for consultancy work
  • Serving library patrons with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Standards and guidelines to improve library services to people with disabilities or people who are incarcerated
  • Technology trends for special needs populations
  • Training staff to serve library users with disabilities, and raising awareness of this important population
  • Utilizing focus groups to prioritize services to the disabled
  • Working with refugees.

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs should be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and primary online learning contact at ahill@ala.org.

Ready to Submit a Proposal for an ASCLA Webinar or Online Course?

Call for online learning proposals: Submit by Sept. 18, 2015 for ASCLA online courses, webinars

Access the online webinar submission form here.

Download a PDF of the webinar form to help you prepare your submission.

Access the online course submission form here.

Download a PDF of the online course form to help you prepare your submission.

ASCLA invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars and online courses to be presented between October 2015 and August 2016 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. See the list of suggested hot topics below.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance, as well as topics that reflect ASCLA’s expertise and are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff across the profession.

Proposals will be accepted through September 18, 2015 Webinars approved for presentation will be offered between Oct. 22, 2015 and August 31, 2016. Approved online courses will launch in November 2015 through August 2016.

What are we currently offering as webinars and online courses? Check them out at the ASCLA website. More information about the submission process and ASCLA’s online learning offerings is at the ASCLA website under the Online Learning section.

Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work (($150 to be split among webinar presenters; a development fee and per student rate for online courses) and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Successful online learning proposals will:

 

  • Show plans for content and presentation strategies that will fill the allotted time: 60-75 minutes for webinars, and 4-6 weeks for courses;
  • Identify clear learning outcomes for participants;
  • Clearly illustrate the qualifications of the presenter(s)/instructor(s) with respect to the proposed topic;
  • IMPORTANT: Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to ASCLA members or represents an area of ASCLA’s expertise that benefits other types of librarians. Proposals that are unique from other available online learning offerings are also highly valued.

 

Proposal topics for courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • ADA updates for libraries
    • Correctional libraries and Adult programming
    • Assessing accessibility knowledge
    • Benchmarks and evaluation measures
    • Budgeting how-to’s for the first time manage
    • Collaborative digitization
    • Correctional/prison librarianship 101: covering the basics of a good prison/jail library
    • Data analysis and assessment
    • Dealing with learning disabilities
    • Designing effective surveys
    • Download training for patrons who use accessibility tools like screen readers
    • E-books and cooperatives
    • Emerging technologies for those with special needs, including apps and ipads
    • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
    • Evaluation content analysis
    • Future trends in library service
    • Grants: how to find grant funding and write your proposal
    • Group purchasing
    • Health literacy
    • How to be a consultant
    • How to be a futurist
    • How to deliver online training
    • How to hire a library consultant
    • Innovations in library service
    • Innovative services for an aging population
    • Law librarianship for correctional librarians
    • Library cooperatives: managing and improving services
    • Low-literacy adults
    • Marketing library services to special needs populations
    • Marketing on a shoestring budget
    • Navigating book selection sources
    • Nonprofit leadership
    • Outcomes-based education
    • Outreach skills training
    • Outreach to visually or physically handicapped populations
    • Partnering with community organizations
    • Recognizing great service in member libraries
    • Seeking grants for consultancy work
    • Serving library patrons with cognitive or mental impairments
    • Standards and guidelines to improve library services to people with disabilities or people who are incarcerated
    • Technology trends for special needs populations
    • Training staff to serve library users with disabilities, and raising awareness of this important population
    • Utilizing focus groups to prioritize services to the disabled
    • Working with refugees.

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs should be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and primary online learning contact at ahill@ala.org.

 

ASCLA seeks Online Course and Webinar proposals for 2015!

ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA Online Courses and Webinars to be presented November 2014 through August 2015. 

Proposals must be submitted by October 24, 2014 for presentation November 2014 through August 2015. Online Courses and Webinars submitted during this open call period will be reviewed and approved by November 14, 2014.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance. ASCLA’s members represent libraries serving special populations, including library users with disabilities, and adults and youth who are incarcerated or detained; independent librarians and consultants; state library agencies and their employees, public libraries serving or working with the previously cited populations and institutions; and library networks and cooperatives. Staff of these libraries and agencies include librarians, library paraprofessionals, and library support staff.

The online course proposal form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/asclaonlinecourse2015

Attendees are charged a fee to participate in the course and receive a certificate upon completion. The fee includes ongoing access to an archived version of the course. Instructors will be paid a one-time course/curriculum development fee of $1,000 to set up the course initially, and $40 per participant thereafter.

The webinar proposal form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/asclawebinar2015 .
Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division. Webinars are generally 1-1 ½ hours long.

Proposal topics for online courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Adult programming in a correctional library
  • Basics of a good prison/jail library
  • Best practices in correctional librarianship and providing services to the incarcerated
  • Consulting: marketing your services
  • Demonstration and review of current accessibility products
  • Ebooks
  • Emerging technologies in accessibility products and services, including screen readers, mobile devices, IPADS, etc.
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services;
  • Future trends in library service;
  • Grants: best practices for finding funding and writing proposals
  • Group purchasing best practices
  • Hiring library consultants: best practices
  • How to be a futurist
  • Marketing library services to people with disabilities
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • New apps that assist library users with special needs
  • Providing library services to people with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Review of best practices, standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Technology trends for people with disabilities

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning and webinar programs may be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and online learning liaison at ahill@ala.org.

New online courses and webinars!

Online Courses:

**Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience

October 20 – November 23, 2014, (Five live course chat meetings Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00pm CST)
This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Read more.
Register now! **CEUs are available for this course! 

Webinars 

Emotional Intelligence in Your Workplace 

Wednesdays, July 23, 30, and August 6, 2:00 PM CST

In this 3-part series, we’ll discuss the idea of Emotional Intelligence and why interest in the field is increasing. Read more. Register now!

Portal, Platform, Public Option: An introduction and overview of the Digital Public Library of America, (DPLA) 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m. CST

This presentation explores how we view the DPLA: as a portal, a technical platform, and an advocate for the public good. Read more. Register now!

Book Club Enthusiasts!

Outreach Books Clubs: Venturing Outside the Library Walls

This webinar is for librarians in various library settings looking to expand the reach of current book clubs or where the traditional book club format has proven unsuccessful. Attendees will learn how to coordinate groups that meet outside of the library setting, but are still coordinated by a librarian or library staff member. Outreach book clubs may require additional coordination and travel time, but can result in new community and campus partnerships and the development of relationships with potential new library patrons.

The webinar will assist librarians and support staff in academic, school, or public library settings in understanding the pros and cons of incorporating outreach book clubs into their existing programming. Participants will learn how to evaluate if such a book club would work well for their library community. Logistics, such as group membership, location selection, and basic title selection will be discussed. The webinar will also address the decision to incorporate non-patrons in an outreach book club, including the administrative challenges and possible benefits of doing so. Attendees will have access to sample documents to use to easily track their groups. Participants will discover practical details and flexible strategies that any library can tweak to quickly begin the process of creating an outreach book club.

Presenter

Kim Braun is the past Head of Reference and Adult Services at the J. Lewis Crozer (Public) Library in Chester, PA. Her experience includes community outreach, collection development, readers advisory, adult programming development, virtual and face-to-face reference services, and patron computer and bibliographic instruction. She is past Secretary of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Library Association and attended the inaugural Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies in 2009. She earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. Her undergraduate degrees are in History and French from Widener University. She is currently using her research skills as Prospect Researcher in the Widener University development office in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Kim just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and is currently enjoying Burial Rites by Hannah Kent; she thinks both titles have good book club discussability potential.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. Central Time

Fee

Number of seats: 90 max

Registration fees:

$40 for RUSA/ASCLA members

$50 for ALA members

$65 for non-ALA members

$35 for ALA student members and retired members

Group Rates

$99 single login

$38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

Technical Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Adobe Connect. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for this webinar will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

You can test your settings to verify that your computer is configured properly to participate in this webinar.

You will receive access instructions from Andrea no later than 24 hours before the webinar is to be held.

How to Register

Contact

Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, RUSA/ASCLA Web Manager, at ahill@ala.org.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ASCLA seeks webinar proposals through March 14, 2014

ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15- August 30, 2014.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance that are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff.

Proposals must be submitted by March 14, 2014 for presentation March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15-August 30, 2014. The webinar proposal form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014ASCWEBPROP.

Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division. Webinars are generally 1-1 ½ hours long.

Proposal topics for webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Adult programming in a correctional library
  • Basics of a good prison/jail library
  • Best practices in correctional librarianship and providing services to the incarcerated
  • Consulting: marketing your services
  • Demonstration and review of current accessibility products
  • Ebooks
  • Emerging technologies in accessibility products and services, including screen readers, mobile devices, IPADS, etc.
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: best practices for finding funding and writing proposals
  • Group purchasing best practices
  • Hiring library consultants: best practices
  • How to be a futurist
  • Marketing library services to people with disabilities
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • New apps that assist library users with special needs
  • Providing library services to people with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Review of best practices, standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Technology trends for people with disabilities

Check out the online learning opportunities that ASCLA is currently offering. You can also find more information about the submission process on the ASCLA website under the Online Learning section

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs may be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and online learning liaison at ahill@ala.org.