Register Now For Upcoming e-Learning Opportunities from ACRL

Registration is now open for the following e-Learning courses.  Reserve your seat today for these exciting new seminars!

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use

July 14 — August 1, 2008
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Course Description:
In this course, students will learn to think in terms of U.S. copyright law. Students will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for their libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, students will build an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom, and broader campus environments.

Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.

Professor Lipinski currently teaches, researches and speaks frequently on various topics within the areas of information law and policy, especially copyright, free speech and privacy issues in schools and libraries. In fall of 2005, Professor Lipinski was placed on the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster (“The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program differs from the traditional Fulbright Scholar competition in that the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) builds a roster of specialists in a variety of disciplines through an open application process.

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Leading Change

Live Webcast: July 15, 2008
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webcast Description:
How can we better understand the effects of change on our organizations and on the people in them? During this webcast, Kathryn Deiss will provide several models which can serve as lenses through which to view change. Tools such as the models and techniques for helping people through change will be provided.

Kathryn J. Deiss

Kathryn J. Deiss is the Content Strategist for the Association of College & Research Libraries at the American Library Association in Chicago, USA. In this role she scans the research library world for trends and best practices, acquires content to publish, and provides organizational consulting services to institutions. She designs and provides training and facilitation for libraries, national associations, consortia, and museums in the United States and beyond. Kathryn has written and presented extensively on the subjects of leadership, innovation, coaching and mentoring, planning, organizational learning, and organizational culture. Kathryn received her B.A. in Sociology from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and her MLS from the University at Albany.

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Creating A Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy

July 7 — 28, 2008
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Course Description:
This course will provide you with the information you need to create a comprehensive plan for information literacy for your institution. The course will cover:

  • planning;
  • setting goals and objectives;
  • how to organize and prioritize ideas;
  • the writing process;
  • and the creation of a draft plan.

You will be guided through the process of developing a comprehensive plan using worksheets developed by the presenter, participating in weekly on-line chats, and comparing examples of completed plans from a variety of institutions. Participants will learn how to establish and convene working groups, consider various means for collecting information and getting “buy-in” across campus, create a strategy for writing the plan, identify and select essential and optional components of a model plan, and put a draft of the plan on paper.

Joanna Burkhardt, head librarian, University of Rhode Island-Providence.

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Designing Websites for the Academic Library

July 14 — August 8, 2008
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Course Description:
This course focuses on the basics of Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. Students will be expected to be able to create a basic HTML Web page before beginning the course. However XHTML/HTML basics tutorials will be provided for those who need more practice. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.

Diane Kovacs, Kovacs Consulting

The instructor has been teaching Web Design and related topics for more than 14 years including LIS590LWL Designing Web Sites for Organizations for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS LEEP program. She is the author of The Kovacs Guide to Electronic Library Collection Development: Essential Core Subject Collections, Selection Criteria, and Guidelines (Neal-Schuman, January 2004) and The Virtual Reference Handbook: Interview and Information Delivery Techniques for the Chat and E-Mail Environments by Kovacs, Diane K. Neal-Schuman Publishers (2007) published concurrently in the United Kingdom by Facet Publishers (2007).

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For more information about these and other upcoming learning opportunities, please visit the ACRL eLearning page. Questions?  Contact Jon Stahler via e-mail at or via phone at (312) 280-2511.

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