For those in the USA (only): an opportunity to participate in a free online programme: Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L). This "is a three-year continuing education project. It is developed as a partnership among the South Central Regional Library Council, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. It is funded as a three-year grant, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The participants "will be able to: Successfully transfer face-to-face teaching and learning skills and pedagogy to the online environment; Evaluate and gain experience with various platforms and tools for online teaching and learning; Design and create online instruction and instructional materials; Practice teaching and learning online." They "invite participants from all types of libraries, subject specializations, diverse cultural backgrounds, and library experience levels. Prospective learners are current trainers, instructors, or other individuals who want to provide online training for library staff, library patrons, or other learner groups within a library context. An MLS (or equivalent) is NOT required!
Application deadline is December 11, 2015. More info at http://d4l.syr.edu/faq/ Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn anemone, November 2015