If you would like to post an appropriate class, seminar, workshop, or convention, please contact AJLSC Website Chair.
Library and Information Studies - Masters and Certificate Programs (many online programs):
• American Library Association's Directory of Institutions
Offering ALA-Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information
The latest edition with distance education options also lists programs that are "100% online" and programs that are "primarily online with someface-to-face courses required."
Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library
• California State University, Long Beach, CA (contact for locations in Southern California). Library Media Teacher Services Credential Outreach Program
• San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. School of Library and Information Science - MLIS program - fully online
• University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) - Dept. of Information Studies.
• University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA - to begin in the Fall 2012. Masters of Library and Information Management (M.L.I.M), within USC's Marshall School of Business. Online - full-time or part-time. Contact: LIM.Program@marshall.usc.edu - 213.821.5517.
• See AJLSC Calendar for current and special classes, and upcoming conferences.
Courses and Workshops in Judaica
• Builders of Jewish Education, Los Angeles. BJE is the Jewish educational resource for the Greater Los Angeles area. From time to time, BJE offers workshops, seminars, and professional education for administrators, teachers, and librarians of Jewish schools.
• Hebrew Union College-JIR, Los Angeles. HUC offers full courses of study and continuing education on Judaica as part of the HUC-JIR Los Angeles curricula.
• American Jewish University, Los Angeles. AJU, formerly University of Judaism, offers full courses of study on Judaica as part of the AJU curricula. In addition, AJU offers continuing education Judaica courses for teachers and extensive CE courses for general Judaica knowledge. Those geared to Judaica librarians will be listed in the AJLSC Calendar, when available. Also, the Bell and Jack M. Ostrow Library and the Burton Sperber Memorial Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles provides unique exhibits, rare collections, and interactive multimedia experiences, besides the main collection, which incorporated the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (JCLLA) collection.
Continuing Education and Professional Development in Librarianship
• AcademicInfo - Online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information
• American Library Association -
online courses, videos, webinars (registration fees vary)
Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
Young Adult Library Services Association - YALSA's Online Learning
• Association of Jewish Libraries:
AJL Podcasts -- Judaic Audio Lectures, Panel Discussions, Author Talks,
Workshops & More - with respected experts and popular authors.
AJL Proceedings -- A record of Judaica library papers presented at AJL national
AJL Wiki -- A one-stop knowledge base for everything related to Judaica
librarianship, including "how to's" and resources.
AJL Ha-Safran - AJL's online discussion forum with current postings of online
classes, workshops, webinars, archives, books - many free. Subscribe here.
• Booklist Online -- Webinars Archive contains recordings of past Booklist webinars - covering many, many topics of interest to librarians.
• Info People - Online library courses and many free library webcasts; sometimes in-person at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library.
• Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. - Continuing Education Workshops - online courses (fees vary)
• Available now and anytime - video (1.8 hr.)
The Future: Digital/Print Library Hybrids with Stephen Abram, MLS. New modes of thinking! With e-books and social media, can we be more open to our users, our communities, to new technologies? What about books, book clubs, and recommended recreational reading? Stephen Abram is an author, library futurist, technology innovator, strategist, and past-president of library associations. [Shared by Stephanie (Sara Leah) Gross, Chair, AJL Mentoring Committee, on Hasafran.]
• ALA Online Archive
Archive for the ALA Midwinter Tech Wrapup -- On January 30, 2013, a panel of library technology experts analyzed and discussed what they learned and what trends stood out at the January 2013 ALA Seattle Midwinter Conference. Q&A. 60 minutes. Free. Register. [Shared by Stephanie (Sara Leah) Gross, Chair, AJL Mentoring Committee.]