Tuesday, August 3, 2010

workshops - 21st Century Library Career Development

21st Century Library Career Development

Northern Kentucky University

Online Professional Development Courses in Library Science

· Are you seeking employment in library or information organizations in your community?

· Does your library employer require continuing education credits?

· Are you interested in building professional credentials to enhance your professional position at your library?

Increasingly libraries are expanding the roles and responsibilities for staff in their organizations. NKU’s Library Career Development courses will provide individuals seeking occupational advancement as well as initial employment in the library science field with the necessary credentials to be vital members of 21st century libraries. Cutting edge trends in library technology, new programming initiatives, and best practices overviews will be included in each course.

Begin the NKU Professional Development program late this summer with one or both courses offered August 16th – October 8th.

· Library Technology

· Collection Management

This fall (October 11th – December 3rd) two more courses will be offered:

· Foundations of Library Services

· Reference & Information Services

Additional courses will be offered throughout the year!

Completion of each course will earn 3 NKU Continuing Education Credits (equivalent to 30 professional development contact hours.) NKU courses are also recognized by the American Library Association for completion of the national Library Support Staff Certification Program.

Registration Fee: $380 for each 8-week course

NKU’s Library Career Development courses are taught by library professionals who are active practitioners in the field. The majority of the instructors are also faculty members in accredited library science education programs. The online course materials are readily available to students in any geographic area and are accessible to those having demanding personal schedules that would preclude engaging in traditional professional development activities.

To Register link to http://www.peopleware.net/0971/index.cfm?eventDisp=LIBRARYSCI.

For more Information, contact Threasa Wesley. (mailto: Wesley@nku.edu)

Threasa L. Wesley

Associate Professor & Head of Research & Instructional Services

319 Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY 41017



859-572-5390 (fax)