Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians

This course will present an overview of universal design as a historical movement, as a philosophy, and as an applicable set of tools. Students will learn about the diversity of experiences and capabilities that people have, including disabilities (e.g. physical, learning, cognitive, resulting from age and/or accident), cultural backgrounds, and other abilities. The class will also give students the opportunity to redesign specific products or environments to make them more universally accessible and usable.

Which Test for Which Data? Providing statistics reference to library users

This course is designed as a basic class for learning how to provide reference assistance when users have questions about statistical tests. The class is designed to help students understand how statistical tests work and for which kinds of data, so that librarians can use that information to help users who may know the math but do not have experience applying it.


Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians

Welcome to Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians!.


Taking the Struggle Out of Statistics

This course will be a blend of learning basic statistical concepts and techniques along with practical application of common statistical analyses to library data. The course will include online learning modules for basic statistical concepts, examples from completed and ongoing library research projects, and also exercises accompanied by practice datasets to apply techniques learned during the course.

Getting Started with GIS
This course will provide participants with an introduction to both the online and desktop GIS currently being used by library administrators, librarians, library support staff and library users. Participants will learn firsthand how to create online maps; how to properly use maps in library Web pages; how to embed GIS technology into library projects; and how to enjoy GIS and mapping technologies in personal endeavors. Students will be exposed to many online resources that are currently being used by public, academic and special libraries across North America.
In this workshop, we'll look at some of the possibilities, trends, and enhancements that HTML5, CSS3, and the new Javascript APIs enable. As a workshop deliverable, we'll talk through the specifics of implementation and work through building a prototype HTML5 application. The course will be a mix of lecture and demos alongside hands-on exercises in building the prototype application.
Being found in commercial search engines, like Google, and writing indexable content have largely been on the periphery of library web development practice. In this course/workshop, we will explore the mechanics and principles of acceptable best practices for SEO, identify components that contribute to successful harvesting of library web sites and microsites, and discuss the need to make library content findable in broader online settings. Come learn why SEO is not just "snake oil" and can be an integral part of library marketing and outreach initiatives.