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    Make a website in a day

    Gone are the days that special skills and a big budget are required to create a professional, accessible website. In less time than it takes to coordinate the library newsletter, students of all levels will learn to build a simple WordPress site. 

    By completion of the course, participants will:. Feel comfortable downloading and using software to create a website.

    1. Feel comfortable downloading and using software to create a website.
    2. Understand industry standards and best practices for effective and accessible web design. 
    3. Discover that everyone, including beginners, already possess the capability of creating and maintaining a professional website.

    How it works:

    This is a four week, self paced online course. Once enrolled, students will receive a login for the SCLS eCourse site where they can elect to ¨Create a Website in a Day.¨  The coursework will include tasks and videos walking students through the process of creating a basic website. Expect to devote 2.5 hours per week. Upon completion, 10  hours of professional development will be awarded. 

    Readers Advisory


    Every 2 weeks (for 8 weeks) we'll listen to a recording of a discussion with an RA expert and then read about popular genres.  At the end of each week you will be asked for some reading suggestions based on characteristics of the genre just studied or a specific titles.

    What is covered:

    Session 1: Introduction to RA and Why RA Matters
    Session 2: The Reader's Advisory Interview and Mysteries
    Session 3: Romance and Erotica - blushing optional
    Session 4: Thriller and Resources for the hard ones

    How it works:

    You will receive a login for the SCLS eCourse site.  Once you login select courses.  You’ll read or watch the information provided and then you’ll have some assignments to complete.  Assignments can be completed anytime during the 2 weeks.

    Expect to devote at least 3 hours every 2 weeks to complete the readings and the assignments. You will be earning 12 hours of professional development for the entire course. 

    Overdrive Support

    In this 5 week course, we’ll do our best to help you learn the things you'll need to provide exceptional OverDrive support.

    The tips and techniques that you will learn can be applied in email, in-person or on the phone.

    What is covered:

    Week 1: Thinking like tech support
    Week 2: The tools for providing OverDrive technical support 
    Week 3: Common problems, part 1 (the easier ones)
    Week 4: Common problems, part 2 (the tougher ones)
    Week 5: Putting it all together

    How it works:

    A  link to a lesson will be shared on the SCLS Online Learning Platform Moodle on Mondays.  You’ll read or watch the information provided and then you’ll have some assignments to complete.  Assignments can be completed anytime during the week.

    Expect to devote at least 2 hours a week to complete the readings and the assignments. You will be earning 10 hours of professional development for the entire course.