News from Library Juice Academy

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Sat Jun 1 11:09:22 EDT 2013

News from Library Juice Academy

June 1st, 2013


Discounts to Library Juice Members
Courses in June and July
Information About Courses
Certificate in User Experience (UX)
Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems
Sponsor a Librarian - A New Fund
Other Information

Discounts to Library Juice Members

You can now join Library Juice as an individual or institutional member. Membership confers benefits, including a 20% discount on courses with Library Juice Academy.

Courses in June

(Enrollment open through the first week of instruction)

Introduction to RDA
Instructor: Melissa Adler

Marketing the Library in the 21st Century
Instructor: Debra Lucas-Alfieri

Success in First Library Supervisor Position
Instructor: Tony Garrett

Patent Searching
Instructor: Martin Wallace

Online Instruction
Instructor: John Doherty

Designing a Usable Website (Concepts of User-Centered Design)
Instructor: Carolyn Ellis

The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement
Instructor: Madeleine Charney

Courses in July

Getting More Active Learning Into Your Teaching
Instructor: Andrew Walsh

Weeding the Academic Library With Confidence
Instructor: Samantha Hines

Copyright for Librarians 201: Current Issues
Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater

Student Staff Development
Instructor: Jeremy McGinniss

Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy
Instructor: Maria T. Accardi

Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites
Instructor: Susan Teague-Rector

Connecting with Spanish-Speaking Communities
Instructor: Katie Cunningham

Information About Courses

We have enlisted instructors for our classes based on their expertise, as well as their teaching abilities. Classes are taught asynchronously, using the Moodle course platform, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow. Most courses are four weeks in length and cost $175. CEU documentation is available to participants who need this. Discounts are available to institutions who want to enroll at least five people in a course. Payment can be by credit card, or through an accounts payable process. We accept enrollments into the first week of instruction, to accommodate last-minute needs. Visit the website to see our listings for the summer and fall as well.

Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems

In this 6-course certificate program, you will gain competency as a coder in XML and RDF-based systems that create, transform, manage, and disseminate content and metadata. Typically, these are the structures at the heart of content management systems, repositories, and digital libraries. Topics covered include XML fundamentals, XPath, DTDs and Schemas, standard markup languages, XSLT and Xquery, the semantic web, RDFa and RDFa Lite, RSS, ontologies and linked data, and the SPARQL semantic query language and protocol. Register for all six courses and get a 10% discount.

Certificate in User Experience (UX)

In this 6-course certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and how to apply user-centered strategies to library websites and beyond. The program begins by teaching you the key concepts of UX design and how to employ them in your website projects. Next, you will learn the ins and outs of information architecture: how to structure and organize your content so that it is both discoverable and navigable in the easiest way possible. The next two courses will give you the tools to continually get feedback on your website through usability testing and other research methods. You will then learn how to better write for the web so that once your users discover your content, they can both understand it and act on it. Finally, you will learn how you can create a website content strategy, so that from that point forward all your content will be useful, usable, and findable. All together, these courses cover a breadth of topics that will equip you with the skills necessary to create, manage, and sustain library websites that provide an excellent user experience. Register for all six courses and get a 10% discount.

Sponsor a Librarian 

Our "Sponsor a Librarian" program now has a fund that will distribute your donations to needy students, in addition to allowing you to pay the enrollment fees for entire courses for participants of your choice. This fund will let you make a donation in any amount. We will distribute the funds to a randomly-selected out-of-work librarian who has registered with the program. 

Other Information	

We are proud of our Jingle, as well as our customer feedback, and we'd also like you to read our FAQ.

Library Juice Academy 
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
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