Classes

September (private, open to Stanford Librarians only) Library Juice Academy – Project Management:

Project Management is a fast-growing discipline and set of techniques useful in all professional fields. Join Robin Hastings in this 4-week course on Project Management as she takes you through the basics of how to manage projects efficiently and effectively.

October – ALA Ecourses – Technology Competencies for Paraprofessionals (6 weeks):

If you work in a library, it’s essential to have a working knowledge of the basic technologies used in both the library field in general and in your library specifically. In this course, library technologist Robin Hastings will provide a solid foundation in library software, hardware, and troubleshooting that is appropriate for any library worker who needs to expand their tech skillset. 

No previous technology experience or specific tech training is required. Students will read a variety of articles, view videos, and engage in assignments and online discussion boards to aid in their learning. Over six weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of technology concepts like the ILS/Catalog and reference databases as well as how to use common software packages. You’ll also learn the basics of hardware troubleshooting and strategies for working effectively with technology staff when needed. Each week will cover a different aspect of library technology.

After completing this eCourse, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively use their ILS/Catalog to find resources for patrons
  • Troubleshoot basic computer and hardware issues
  • Use reference tools and resources to help multiple user groups in the library
  • Help patrons increase digital literacy skills
  • Locate and identify library policies around tech as well as follow policies regarding security and library confidentiality/privacy
  • Use computers and common software applications to help patrons and create informational resources for them

November – Library Juice Academy – Personal Knowledge Management with Linked Data:

Participants in this course will be introduced to the concepts of personal knowledge management, Linked Data, Mind Maps, and how they can all be combined for use in libraries. This course will offer many opportunities to try new software and explore new concepts with nothing more than a web browser and some curiosity required. Expect discussions and lots of examples about how to use these concepts and software packages in your library.

January 2023 – Library Juice Academy – Project Management:

Project Management is a fast-growing discipline and set of techniques useful in all professional fields. Join Robin Hastings in this 4-week course on Project Management as she takes you through the basics of how to manage projects efficiently and effectively.