Around the Field: Online Courses for the Library & Archives Community

by Tom Nielsen, Member Services Manager, METRO


Professional development is a major benefit that METRO provides all our members, but we know that there are many other continuing education resources available to you besides us. Here's several that you can check out yourself:

NY 3Rs, Inc
The New York 3Rs is METRO's umbrella organization for statewide library councils like METRO. You'll find workshops and webinars that our sister councils have planned on the NY3Rs calendar. Expect to pay a small fee for most webinars. Examples of upcoming webinars are:

Metadata Standards and Types
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30 - 4:30
$15.00
RSVP

Online Book Discussion: Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today's Complex World
Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 - 1:00
presented by South Central Regional Library Council
RSVP

Learn more at http://www.ny3rs.org/.


Lynda.com
A popular video training site now run by LinkedIn, Lynda.com is available to METRO members for free unlimited use in 8-week increments when you sign up for access. Training here is not library specific. Examples include:

How to Present and Stay on Point (video series)
Instructional Design Essentials: Adult Learners (video series)

Learn more at lynda.com.


Library Juice Academy
Through NY 3Rs, Inc., METRO members are eligible to receive registration discounts to Library Juice Academy's two- and four-week asynchronous online classes. METRO members will receive a 20% discount on any LJA courses and webinars when they use the code METRO during registration. Expect to pay $175 for most courses and don't forget to use a myMETRO scholarship to help pay for it. Examples of courses available in November are:

Research Data Management
Instructor:Jillian Wallis
Dates: November 2-27, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175
RSVP

Getting Started with Digital Image Collections
Instructor: Beth Knazook
Dates: November 2-27, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175
RSVP

Learn more at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com.


OCLC's WebJunction
Webjunction is OCLC's online learning community and most live and archived webinars and other learning opportunities here are free. All training here is library specific. Create an account to gain access to all learning events and email updates. Examples of sessions available are:

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Change (archived)
No Job Seeker Left Behind: Library Services to Meet Their Need (archived)

Learn more at http://www.webjunction.org/.