Education Institute: Two Online Courses This Summer!

June 29 - July 24, 2009
Time Management for Library Staff <> 
with Cheryl Stenström - 4-week online course

"I'd love to do that at our library -- if only I had more time!" Sound familiar? It seems staff in libraries of all types are finding less and less time to get through all the things they need to do, whether throughout the day, during the week or year-to-year. Discover how you can more effectively manage your time in the short and long term so you can do the things that matter. 

Cheryl Stenström is the CEO of the South Shore Regional Library in Nova Scotia and a Library Consultant. During the past seven years, she's developed and delivered online and face-to-face sessions in BC and Nova Scotia on such diverse topics as library supervision and public library management, Web development, and services for patrons with print disabilities. She is currently teaching in BC's on-line Community Library Training Program and San José State University's online MLIS program. 

Quote from student in previous class: "I was VERY surprised at how much this class helped me. I loved the activities. Also I had time to try new things, which are working really well!!!! I used my experiences and practiced on myself:) I was glad we were given this freedom. I loved Week 4-case study, but if everything was like that, or if it was tons of readings I would not have been able to focus on my needs and ideas. I also loved the gems I discovered from the postings [instructor's and students'] . Thanks Cheryl!!!" 

July 6 - 31, 2009
Rekindle the Fire! CanLit for Children and Youth <> 
with Joanne de Groot - 4-week online course 

Spend some time this summer catching up with the exciting world of literature for children and youth! Learn about the historical roots, the trends and issues, and the current scene. Find out more about the publishing and distribution of CanLit. Collaborate online with people across Canada who share your passion! 

Joanne de Groot is a teacher and librarian and recently completed a PhD in Elementary Education at the University of Alberta. Joanne's dissertation research focused on children's experiences with public library summer reading programs. Joanne currently teaches courses on children's literature, educational technology, and Web 2.0 in the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning program at the University of Alberta. Prior to working and studying at the University of Alberta, Joanne worked as a consultant with Yellowhead Regional Library. 



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