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LibConnect: Professional Development

A place for the CSU Library team to connect and share.

CSU Training Sessions

Resolution is the Solution 

Recorded 10/21/2021. This COACHEDUP course discusses the importance of how sound strategies are essential at any level to ensure that conflicts are dealt with constructively rather than destructively, to ensure that the potential for collective change, workplace change, and positive transformation that exists in conflict is realized. Access the accompanying PDF

Tapping into Your Inner Remote Rockstar

Recorded 6/17/2021. The transition to remote work can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Set yourself up for success with “Tapping into Your Inner Remote Rockstar” and learn effective strategies that will help empower you to flourish in a distributed work environment. Whether you feel strong in your remote skills or not, you’ll find advice on how to maximize your time and minimize distractions, tips for staying connected with your colleagues, and much more.

Professional Associations

American Library Association (ALA)

The ALA Constitution  states the purpose of ALA as, “The object of the American Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship.” The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Representing nearly 9,000 individuals and libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the largest division of the American Library Association, develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities

Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS)

The Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) is a section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. DOLS supports and promotes library services to off campus and distance education students; provides a vehicle for the professional development and exchange of ideas among librarians working with off campus and distance education students.

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association. RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology.

Blogs

ACRLog

Blogging by and for academic and research librarians.

Springshare Blog

Keeping up with all things Springshare.

E-Learning

ALA eLearning

ALA E-Learning is the leading global content provider of courses, webinars, and customized eLearning content for library and information workers in all types of libraries and related organizations.

Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development courses for librarians, archivists, and other staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills.

Website Accessibility

A Practical Guide to Improving Web Accessibility

This article is intended to provide guidance on making library websites and other digital content accessible within the constraints of most organizations’ technological environments. 

Resources for Web Accessibility

Resources for developing accessible content including Web pages, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more.