The RUSA Professional Development Committee solicits and evaluates proposals for professional development courses that support excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library.
The Committee welcomes proposals for professional development courses to be taught using the Moodle course management software over the course of four to six weeks. Moodle features a chat function to allow for live course sessions in addition to asynchronous coursework. Adobe Connect is also available for live presentation sessions. Instructors for accepted proposals will receive support and training for these technology tools.
Attendees are charged a fee to participate in the course and receive a certificate upon completion. The fee includes ongoing access to an archived version of the course. Instructors will be paid a one-time $1,000 course/curriculum development fee to set up the course initially, and $40 per participant thereafter. The Committee does attempt to consider expected levels of interest when approving a online course proposals.
Proposals will be accepted through October 29, 2014. Instructors whose proposals are approved will be contacted to offer the course between November 2014 and October 2015.
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