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 upcoming courses:

 

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

Dates: September 14 – October 25, 2020

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, pamyakins@gmail.com

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

Dates: October 12 – November 25, 2020

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, pamyakins@gmail.com.