Tuesday, May 08, 2012

RUSA Webinars: Proposals sought!

RUSA Webinars: Proposals sought!

Do you have an idea for a webinar you’d like to present as a part of RUSA’s online learning offerings in upcoming months?

We’re seeking proposals for a variety of topics (see a list of ideas below), and hope to receive your submissions before the ALA Annual Conference in June so that our professional development committee can review them in Anaheim.

RUSA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional development they can conveniently—and affordably—pursue from the comfort of their home or office.
Webinars will take place throughout the year and will cover topics relevant to a broad range of librarians, library staff and library supporters.

**Need some ideas?** Here's a list of topics we've identified that we'd like to present in webinar format: reference basics; reference for specialized audiences; research, trends and hot topics in readers advisory; information literacy; community partnerships; outreach; partnerships between different types of libraries; government data and related resources; library spaces and assessing future needs; copyright in the digital age; collection development; special collections; tips and tutorials for relevant tech tools; standards and guidelines; genealogy; advocating for reference; resource development; fundraising; marketing; job searching and related resources; book reviewing; and interlibrary loan.

If you have expertise in these areas, we want to hear from you!

Proposals may be submitted using the online proposal form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012rusawebinar

Presenters for accepted proposals will receive compensation for their time and will also receive training for the webinar software.
Questions about RUSA or the webinars can be directed to Liz Markel, RUSA marketing and programs manager or Susan Hornung, RUSA executive director at lmarkel@ala.org and shornung@ala.org, respectively.