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Online course examines library trends November 20, 2007

Posted by Will in libraries.
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Here’s an online course for the truly dedicated library “trendie” 

STILL TIME TO REGISTER! The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce a NEW continuing education course for librarians and information professionals.COURSE TITLE: Current Issues in Libraries Dates: Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, 2007 and January 9 and 16, 2008 (Wednesdays)Times: Online synchronous sessions from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central time.

Note: Although this course has been designed as a synchronous course, special arrangements can be made to accommodate students unable to participate in live sessions.

Cost: $300

Instructor: Rose M. Chenoweth, MLS, Alliance Library System

Intended audience: Librarians and information professionals interested in current issues in libraries; CPLA program candidates needing an elective course for certification. Note: While the course has a public library focus, the issues covered are relevant to other types of libraries. The course syllabus is available for review upon request.

Course description: Utilizing information about international, federal, state, and local issues, trends, and legislation and community demographics, readings on current library management issues, case studies, and assignments, students will apply what they have learned to their own library. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify at least five current issues or trends that affect library management and apply new skills to develop related services. They will analyze their current long range plan and services in the light of this new knowledge and apply their new skills to develop a new service response for the library in its changing community, goal, objectives, and one new service development plan. The service plan will address relevant activity steps, gap analysis, and resource allocation to show the full development and implementation of the service.

If you have questions, contact Marianne Steadley, 217.244.2751 or steadley@uiuc.edu. To register visit http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/CPLA/Current_Issues.html

Marianne Steadley
Continuing Professional Development Program Director
501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820
217/244-2751
Fax: 217/244-3302

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