ALA Publishing: Workshops and eCourses for Library Professionals
40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits (eCourse) Dates: November 4 - December 1, 2019 Duration: 4 Weeks Estimated Hours of Learning: 25 Hours
Whole Person Librarianship: Social Work Concepts for Holistic Patron Services (eCourse) Beginning: Monday, September 23, 2019 Duration: 5 Weeks
40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits (eCourse)
In this 4-week eCourse, you’ll learn how to administer and promote over 40 types of revenue-generating methods designed to help your organization attain a better financial position. Instructor Ed Rossman—librarian and author of 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits—will provide you with strategies to approach and develop prospect revenue-generating sources; share valuable tips on how to utilize new technologies, such as crowdfunding; and provide you with an understanding of legalities and tax issue concerns, reinforced by real-world case studies.
Using familiar examples from the media, Rossman will illustrate existing opportunities in libraries that will help strengthen your library’s revenue and community partnerships. You’ll come away from the course with the ability to establish proper value for various products and services, create supportive internal mechanisms, and generate promotional materials that will aid you in finding and generating new revenue sources for your library.
Whole Person Librarianship: Social Work Concepts for Holistic Patron Services (eCourse)
Whole Person Librarianship applies social work concepts to library practice to improve patron services across library types. As library-social work collaborations expand in number and type across the country, all library staff members can learn to provide more holistic service by applying tools and technique that are grounded in decades of social work practice and experience. The techniques used in a Whole Person Librarianship approach bolster library staff skills in areas of mental health, self care, and understanding and working with patrons in crisis, and more.
This course will engage learners in a personalized project that they develop over the course of five weeks, focused on these topic areas: introduction to library-social work collaboration, Person-in-Environment, resource mapping, Cultural Humility, and Reflective Practice. Participants will gain new perspectives on service that they can apply from the front line to the board room.