Jump Start Your Year with Continuing Education

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week Current Issues course. The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays from January 9 –  February 19, 2017. The cost of the course is $350.  It’s not too late.  REGISTER NOW as the class has just started.

This course will 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.

The instructor, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, has 31-years of public library experience and most recently was the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. Prior to that, she held multiple library positions, from circulation and reference to management and administration. Hakala-Ausperk is also the author of read more…

For more details or to  register, visit the instructor’s site:  www.librariesthrive.com  or look for the class on the Upcoming Courses page on the CPLA website

Other upcoming HRDR courses include:  

1.  Budgeting & Finance | February 6 – March 19, 2017 |  Instructor: John Moorman | REGISTER
2.  Management of Technology | February 6 – March 19, 2017 |  Instructor: Carson Block | REGISTER
3.  Politics & Partnerships | February 20 – April 2, 2017 | Instructor: Catherine Hakala Ausperk | REGISTER
4.  Library Marketing | February 20 – April 2, 2017 | Instructor: Rebecca McFarland | REGISTER
5.  Fundraising/Grantsmanship | March 6 – April 16, 2017 | Instructor: Jason Kovac | REGISTER
6.  Planning & Management of Library Buildings | April 3, – May 14, 2017 | Instructor: John Moorman | REGISTER

For more information or specific questions regarding any of the courses, contact Pam Akins.