Fall into Learning with New Free Courses

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It's time to "fall" into learning with new courses in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many state library agencies across the United States, WebJunction provides timely and relevant library-focused self-paced courses for you to access anytime, from anywhere and for free. Today we're excited to announce two new additions for our learners that can help you build your skills.

Community Engagement
The library of the 21st century is considered an essential part of its community. With that in mind the director and staff need to "get out of the stacks and into the streets!" Being involved in organizations and activities outside of the library provides a unique perspective to both staff and trustees in regard to the culture and needs of the community. To help support these engagement efforts, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) has created a self-paced course on Community Engagement for libraries. The accompanying learner's guide will assist your learning by prompting you to reflect as you view each of the three sections in the course.

Introduction to Cataloging for Non-Catalogers
Looking to build your knowledge of cataloging? This one-hour course is a great place to start. The course was originally developed through LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library, and has been updated with a great new look and current examples. Topics include the underlying concepts of cataloging, an explanation of why cataloging is important, an overview of the characteristics and varieties of library cataloging, and different types of cataloging activity.

Check out these new additions and the other 41 self-paced courses in our free catalog. Happy learning!