Upcoming Courses

hrdrlogo2The Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is a continuing education provider for the Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program. Our courses are also open to professionals regardless of whether they are seeking certification or not. HRDR will be offering the following courses:

 

 

 Organization and Personnel Administration
| Cost: $350 (Member) $400 (Non-Member) | REGISTER

Dates: January 8 – February 18, 2018

Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Times: Online, asynchronous course, with access to recordings.

Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern), beginning on the first day of class.  There will be a recorded lecture each week.

  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will also be required reading each week and an assignment will be by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description:

Someone once said, managers solve today’s problems, administrators solve tomorrow’s. Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration.

Course topics will include: Understanding funding and budgeting; evaluating staffing needs; recruiting, interviewing and hiring; supervising, motivating and developing staff; evaluating performance; identifying training needs; terminating staff; evaluating the effectiveness of the organizational structure and its policies.

Students will select a Case Study library to study and, throughout the course, will develop six individual reports studying the library’s organization and personnel administration policies and practices.

Management of Technology
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member) | REGISTER

Dates: February 5 – March 18, 2018 
Instructor: Carson Block
Times: Online asynchronous sessions with access to recordings.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays.
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week as well as occasional live sessions in which the instructor will address specific questions and content from the participants regarding the course material
  • A link to a recording of each session will be made available to the students shortly after each session concludes

Course Description: This course puts the full power of information technology into the hands of library managers and leaders. You’ll start with a clear vision and an understanding of technology policy.  Next, you’ll consider the nuts and bolts of managing technology.  Technology planning is next followed by technology implementation, and finally, evaluation. The course is presented in plain language with many concrete examples and exercises. Topics include: connecting your library’s goals to technological possibilities, monitoring and administrating technology budgets, assessing resources, drawing a line between efforts and impacts, evaluating those efforts and making course corrections, and understanding and using emerging technologies. You will assemble your own Technology Planning Kit, which will help you create your own library technology plan. Course tools include spreadsheet and tally sheet templates for you to download to evaluate budgets, inventory populations served and electronic services provided, inventory hardware and software, and calculate the relationship between the cost and value of a technology investment.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org  

 

Library Marketing 
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member) | REGISTER

Dates: March 5 – April 15, 2018 
Instructor:  Rebecca McFarland
Times: Online, asynchronous course, with access to recordings.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will be required reading each week and an assignment will be due by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description: To provide students with an introduction to basic marketing management and how these principles apply in a public library setting. Topics included are: understanding marketing management, internal and external audits, analyzing marketing opportunities, developing marketing strategies, shaping the marketing product and managing and delivering marketing programs. Upon completion of the course the individual is expected to know the key components of strategic marketing plans. The individual will be familiar with defining markets, adapting markets, building customer satisfaction, mission and vision statements, marketing research methodologies, environmental scanning, defining target markets and diverse patron populations, segmentation, implementation of services, public relations tools, and evaluating marketing and service results.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

 

Politics and Partnerships
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member) | REGISTER

Dates: March 26 – May 6, 2018 
Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Times: Online, asynchronous course, with access to recordings.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will be required reading each week and an assignment will be due by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description: To provide students with the ability to identify social/political/economic issues that may affect the library, the populations it services, or its services. Students will be able to develop relationships with people who can exercise influence in federal, state, or local decisions. Understand the role of and work effectively with key constituents, the library board and library friends and/or foundation. Work effectively with the media. Lobby for federal, state, and local initiatives that support the library’s vision, mission, and goals.

Budget and Finance for the Library
| Cost: $350 |
$400 (Non-member)|  REGISTER

Dates: April 1 –  May 12, 2018
Instructor: John Moorman
Times: This will be an online, asynchronous course.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.

Course Description: To familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of individuals and entities having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is assumed and will be needed for several class assignments.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Fundraising/Grantsmanship
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member) | REGISTER

Dates:  May 4 – June 14, 2018
Instructor: Jason Kovac
Times: Online, asynchronous with access to recordings and podcasts to enhance course delivery.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays.
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week as well as occasional live sessions in which the instructor will address specific questions and context from the participants regarding the course material
  • A link to a recording of each session will be made available to the students shortly after each session concludes

Course Description: This course will take students through an intensive introduction in the following:

  • how to perform community needs analysis;
  • how to develop and align strategies with identified needs
  • how to identify and build relationships with potential community partners and local/national granting agencies that can offer support to your vision; and
  • how to use fundraising as a way to engage your community with your organizational mission while building resources for continued success

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Current Issues
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member)|
REGISTER

Dates: May 11 – June 21, 2018
Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Times: This will be an online, asynchronous course, with access to recordings.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.

Course Description: To familiarize participants about international, national, state, and local issues, trends, legislation and demographics affecting their community and their staff. Featuring discussions on current library management issues, case studies, and assignments, in which students will apply what they have learned to their own library. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and effectively respond to current issues or trends and those coming down the road that may affect public library management.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Planning and Management of Buildings
| Cost: $350 (Member) $400 (Non-Member)  | REGISTER

Dates: May 13- June 23, 2018

Instructor: John Moorman

Times: This will be an online, asynchronous course.

Course Description:
To help the student in the context of their own library building learn how to develop and plan maintenance of their facility, determine capital needs and budgets, and plan, understand the elements and steps of, and evaluate a construction project. Upon completion the student will be able to determine the ongoing maintenance needs of their library; list short, mid-term and long term goals for a facility development plan; develop a capital development budget; describe key components to a library building program; describe the roles of key players in a building project; explain the steps and components of planning and construction processes for renovated or new facilities; explain how to determine technology planning needs and building requirements; list and explain life and safety issues in building operations; and describe post-occupancy evaluation procedures.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Budget and Finance for the Library
| Cost: $350 |
$400 (Non-member)|  REGISTER

Dates: August 5 –  September 15, 2018
Instructor: John Moorman
Times: This will be an online, asynchronous course.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.

Course Description: To familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of individuals and entities having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is assumed and will be needed for several class assignments.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Organization and Personnel Administration
| Cost: $350 (Member) $400 (Non-Member) | REGISTER

Dates: August 6 – September 16, 2018

Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Times: Online, asynchronous course,

Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern), beginning on the first day of class.  There will be a recorded lecture each week.

  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will also be required reading each week and an assignment will be by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description:

Someone once said, managers solve today’s problems, administrators solve tomorrow’s. Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration.

Course topics will include: Understanding funding and budgeting; evaluating staffing needs; recruiting, interviewing and hiring; supervising, motivating and developing staff; evaluating performance; identifying training needs; terminating staff; evaluating the effectiveness of the organizational structure and its policies.

Students will select a Case Study library to study and, throughout the course, will develop six individual reports studying the library’s organization and personnel administration policies and practices.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Politics and Partnerships
| Cost: $350 (ALA Member); $400 (Non-member) | REGISTER

Dates: September 10 – October 21, 2018 
Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Times: Online, asynchronous course, with access to recordings.

  • Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)
  • There will be a recorded lecture each week.
  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will be required reading each week and an assignment will be due by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description: To provide students with the ability to identify social/political/economic issues that may affect the library, the populations it services, or its services. Students will be able to develop relationships with people who can exercise influence in federal, state, or local decisions. Understand the role of and work effectively with key constituents, the library board and library friends and/or foundation. Work effectively with the media. Lobby for federal, state, and local initiatives that support the library’s vision, mission, and goals.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org

Planning and Management of Buildings
| Cost: $350  (Member) $400 (Non-Member)  | REGISTER

Dates: September 16 – October 27, 2018

Instructor: John Moorman

Times: This will be an online, asynchronous course.

Course Description:
To help the student in the context of their own library building learn how to develop and plan maintenance of their facility, determine capital needs and budgets, and plan, understand the elements and steps of, and evaluate a construction project. Upon completion the student will be able to determine the ongoing maintenance needs of their library; list short, mid-term and long term goals for a facility development plan; develop a capital development budget; describe key components to a library building program; describe the roles of key players in a building project; explain the steps and components of planning and construction processes for renovated or new facilities; explain how to determine technology planning needs and building requirements; list and explain life and safety issues in building operations; and describe post-occupancy evaluation procedures.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins, pakins@ala.org