A priced online course organised by the US Reference and User Services Association between 9 November 2020 and 12 December 2020 is Strengths-Based Librarianship for Instruction and Research Services. "Are you curious how your students' authentic, real life research skills can impact your teaching? Please join us for a 5-week online course to discover and discuss strengths-based pedagogy. You will transform your teaching and individual consultation by valuing the uniqueness of learners' perspectives and building on their prior knowledge and experiences. Together, we will have the opportunity to identify, examine, and create strengths-based activities that improve the learner experience in your institutional settings."
The course is facilitated by: Emily Cox (Collections and Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University); Liz Kocevar-Weidinger (Head of Research & Instruction Services at Virginia Military Institute); Mark Lenker (Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol (Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University, PA.) (All in the USA)
Cost is US $130 for RUSA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members; $100 for student members and retired members