ALA’s Association of Library Service to Children is offering some free learning opportunities for LIS students.
“Beginning in February, ALSC Student Sessions will be taking place in the interactive online auditorium OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries), giving students the opportunity to learn first-hand about hot library issues from ALSC members across the country. Not only are sessions informative, but because OPAL offers virtual interaction, participants are able to network with members and peers without having to travel, which as we all know, can be difficult on a student budget! Sessions are scheduled to last an hour and will provide ample time for questions at the end of the presentation or panel discussion.”
Upcoming topics include Feeling the Crunch: Library Programming on a Budget on Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6 p.m. EST and How I Got My First Library Job: Tips from Library Directors on March 19, 2009, 8 p.m. EST.
The ALSC blog has also been running a series on What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School.