Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Online class - “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”

“Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”

WHEN: The three-week course begins Monday, May 16. Online registration is available until Thursday, May 13. There are no scheduled meeting times—students login to Moodle, listen to podcast lectures and complete assignments throughout the week.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Through podcasts and hands-on assignments, participants will explore uses for geographic information systems (GIS) technology within organizations and also its social uses beyond simple cartography. The course also covers the how-to of online mapping tools such as Google Earth, ArcExplorer, Scribble Maps and Google Maps.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: The course content is especially relevant for public or reference librarians who want to organize information in a visual or geographic way to benefit the work of the library, to make information available to the community, or any number of needs.

Register online now.

Registration fees are as follows: $130 for RUSA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members; $100 for student members and retired members

GET MORE INFORMATION: Check out the RUSA Online Course information page to learn more about group discounts and our other online courses.

JOIN RUSA NOW and save on all of our online courses: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/join/index.cfm