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RUSA call for webinar and online course proposals: Fall 2013

Dear RUSA Professional Development Committee:

A call for proposals has been issued for webinars and online courses.

Details are here: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2013/07/29/call-for-proposals-rusa-webinars-online-courses-fall-2013/

We have also posted information on the RUSA Twitter feed (@ala_rusa) and RUSA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ala.rusa).

Also, below I've pasted the text I sent out to the RUSA listservs.

Please help spread the word by sharing this information on the various social media channels, listservs and member groups you are connected to. If you know of someone specific who would do a good job presenting a webinar or course on one of the topics listed in the blog post, please contact them directly and encourage them to submit a proposal.

The proposal period will end Sept. 1. RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill will share submitted proposals with you at that time. We look forward to receiving your recommendations for all proposals by Sept. 15.

Questions? Please contact Andrea at ahill@ala.org.



If you’ve been considering submitting a proposal to present a RUSA online course or webinar, now’s your chance!

The submission period is open Aug. 1 – Sept. 1. Proposals will be reviewed by the RUSA Professional Development Committee in early September. Approved webinars will be presented Oct. 22-Dec. 1, 2013. Approved online courses will launch in February or March of 2014.

All the details, including links to the proposal forms, are here: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2013/07/29/call-for-proposals-rusa-webinars-online-courses-fall-2013/

You can also find information in the Online Learning section of the RUSA website: http://www.ala.org/rusa/development/propose

Here are some of the topics we’re interested in:

reference basics; reference for specialized audiences; research, trends and hot topics in readers advisory; technology advisory; information literacy; community partnerships; library programs; outreach; partnerships among different types of libraries; government data and related resources; library spaces and assessing future needs; copyright in the digital age; collection development; special collections; tips and tutorials for relevant tech tools; standards and guidelines; genealogy; advocating for reference; resource development; fundraising; marketing; job searching and related resources; book reviewing; interlibrary loan; creating a single service point (vs. multiple service points in a single facility); embedded librarians; e-books; writing annotations; leading a book group; collection marketing; and library marketing and display ideas.

QUESTIONS? Contact RUSA Professional Development Chair Jeannette Pierce (piercejea -at- missouri.edu) or RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill (ahill -at- ala.org).

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