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:

 

 

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

Dates: August 6 –  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

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