REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – LAS WSQ Support Bibliographic Control Works (Jan 2015)

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LAS is pleased to organize the another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Bibliographic Control Works.

Details below:

Training:
Dates: 6 – 8 Jan 2015
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Training Room 2 (Level 5, Centre Wing) Nanyang Polytechnic Library (Getting to NYP Library)
Assessment:
Scheduled dates: 21 or 22 Jan 2015
Time: 1 hour 10 min per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: (NTU Library Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.
Course Fees: $495 (Gross)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=1442

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

Important Note:
§ Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.
§ The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens.
§ The course fees are listed here.
§ On enrolment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
§ Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to las.tnd@gmail.com. Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.
§ Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.
Registration will close with maximum of 17 participants.

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

Professional Development through Coursera

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Build up your management skills through free courses from world-renowned universi-ties through the Coursera platform.

The following are some programmes which will be commencing soon:

EcoleOn Strategy : What Managers can Learn from Philosophy – Ecole Centrale Paris. Commencing on 28 October 2014.

In the expression “creative thinking”, the keyword is not creativity; the keyword is thinking. With the help of great philosophers, you will rediscover the art of thinking.

This six-week course will require 2-3 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

Duke UniversityAdvertising and Society – Duke University. Commencing on 27 October 2014.

This course examines the relation of advertising to society, culture, history, and the economy. Using contemporary theories about visual communications, we learn to analyze the complex levels of meaning in both print advertise-ments and television commercials. It covers a wide range of topics, including the origins of advertising, the creation of ads, the interpretation of ads, the depiction of race, class, gender, and sexuality in advertising, sex and selling, adverting and ethics, and the future of advertising.

This seven-week course will require 3-4 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to com-plete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions

UNiversity of Edinburgh E-Learning and Digital Cultural – The University of Edinburgh. Commencing on 3 November 2014.

This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for the ways in which we conduct education online. The course is not about how to ‘do’ e-learning; rather, it is an invitation to view online educational practices through a particular lens – that of popular and digital culture.

This five-week course will require 5-6 hours of work per week.

University of London Understanding Research Methods – University of London. Commencing 3 November 2014.

This course is about demystifying research and research methods. It outlines the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London’s status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage.

This six-week course will require 4-6 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

LAS WSQ Provide Loans and Membership Services (Nov 2014)

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LAS is pleased to organize the another run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Provide Loans and Membership Services. Details below:

Training:
Dates: 4 – 5 Nov 2014
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Training Room, NUS Central Library (Getting to NUS Central Library)

Assessment:
Scheduled dates: 19 or 20 Nov 2014
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: (NTU Library Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=1275

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

Important Note:

  • Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.
  • The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens.
  • The course fees are listed here.
  • On enrolment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
  • Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to las.tnd@gmail.com. Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.
  •  Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses.

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.

Registration will close with maximum of 17 registrants.

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

Invitation for LAS Special Libraries Section 4th Annual Networking Event

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Talk@NTU: Game Changers for Researchers: Altmetrics, Big Data, Open Access and Text Mining – What Might They Change?

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LAS WSQ Support Acquisition and Serial Works (Sep 2014)

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LAS is pleased to organize the another run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support  Acquisitions and Serial Work. Details below:

 Training: 
Dates: 2 – 3 Sep 2014
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Multipurpose Room, Toa Payoh Public Library
(Getting to Toa Payoh Public Library)

Assessment: 
Scheduled dates: 17 or 18 Sep 2014
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates

Venue: (Libary Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register at: http://www.las.org.sg/eforms/view.php?id=504

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.

 Important Note:

§  Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.

§  The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens.

§  Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to las.tnd@gmail.com. Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.

§  Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses.

 

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.

Registration will close with maximum of 17 registrants.

 

Organized by:

LAS Training & Development Committee

Professional Development through Coursera

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Build up your management skills through free courses from world-renowned universities through the Coursera platform. The following are some programmes which will be commencing soon:

Vanderbilt University Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations
 – Vanderbilt University. Commencing on 1 July 2014.

This course is intended to help you improve your ability to manage creativity, innovation and change in business, education, healthcare, government, and in any other complex organization or institution by diagnosing potential innovation failures before they can occur. Using an “innovation constraints framework that draws on modern social science research and on insights from business practice, participants will learn how to best manage people (be they co-workers, bosses, customers, clients, friends or any other stakeholders) when innovation is the goal.  While we see several examples of technological innovation, we are not focused on the management of technology.  Instead, we focus on something much more powerful:  understanding and managing the people engaged in creation, innovation and positive change, regardless of the context.

The approach in this class is to treat innovation as the process of generating, assessing, and then implementing useful and valuable ideas.  As we will discuss, generating ideas is relatively easy; what can be hard is getting those ideas listened to, accepted, and implemented in organizations.  In addition to learning how to lead creative people and creative teams, participants will also learn techniques for improving their own creativity.  During the course you will engage numerous activities and exercises intended to bring current habits of thought and behavior to the surface for examination and change.

This nine-week course will require 6-8 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

University of AmsterdamIntroduction to Communication Science
– University of Amsterdam. Commencing on 2 July 2014.

Since Antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality. In this course, we look at how and why communication evolved as a science and reflect on today’s dominant paradigms. The course also extends beyond the boundaries of communication science itself, exploring dimensions of history, sociology and psychology. It explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts from the fields of mass, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. It begins with a consideration of several basic models, progressing to the history of communication theory, linear effect-oriented theories, the reception approach and, finally, exploring theories on the production and reinforcement of culture through communication.

This seven-week course will require 3-5 hours of work per week

University of Michigan Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys
– University of Michigan. Commencing on 7 July 2014.

This course covers the basic elements of designing and evaluating questionnaires. It reviews the process of responding to questions, challenges and options for asking questions about behavioral frequencies, practical techniques for evaluating questions, mode specific questionnaire characteristics, and review methods of standardized and conversational interviewing.

This six-week course will require 2-4 hours of work per week.

PennState  Creativity, Innovation and Change
– Pennsylvnia State University. Commencing on 14 July 2014.

This course takes an experiential learning approach to driving creative change. Discover creative uniqueness through Creative Diversity, use Intelligent Fast Failure to build innovative skills and apply CENTER principles to drive personal change.
This six-week course will require 3-5 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$39.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

University of North CarolinaMetadata: Organizing and Discovering Information
– The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Commencing on 14 July 2014.

Metadata is a tool that enables the information age functions performed by humans as well as those performed by computers. This course approaches Metadata from the perspective of Information Science, which is a broad interdisciplinary field that studies how people create and manage information.
This eight-week course will require 4-6 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

Duke University Emory UniversityCopyright for Educators & Librarians
– Duke University, Emory University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Commencing on 21 July 2014.

This course is meant to demystify the copyright law and help educators and librarians do their jobs more effectively. Specific examples of copyright questions that arise in education will be included. The course will also introduce a framework for analyzing copyright questions that participants can use to consider the specific issues they encounter, and will work with real life examples.
This four-week course will require 2-3 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

 

Professional Development through Coursera

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Build up your management skills through free courses from world-renowned universities through the Coursera platform. The following are some programmes which will be commencing soon:

 How to Change the World

 Wesleyan University (Verified Certificate). Commencing on 21 June 2014.

This course examines how we can develop “social goods” and use them to create networks of progressive change. Classes will explore the meaning of “social goods” and then address the following topics: Poverty and Philanthropy; Climate Change and Sustainability; Women, Education and Social Change; Social Networks, Education and Activism. Each week will be structured along the following questions: 1. What do we know?  2. Why should we care? 3. What can we do? At the end of the class students should have a clearer understanding of these global issues, and they should develop strategies for working with others to begin to address them. This seven-week course will require 3-5 hours of work per week. If you take up the Verified Certificate (US$49.00) version, you will usually have to complete some required work and receive a certificate upon completion of all the conditions.

 Globalization and You

University of Washington. Commencing on 24 June 2014.

Particular attention is paid to the ways market-led macro-economic reforms associated with globalization (such as free trade agreements and privatization initiatives) have come together with much more micro innovations in how personal behavior is organized by market forces (rethinking education as a personal investment practice, for example, or outsourcing dating to for-profit companies).  Mediating between these macro and micro scales of capitalist transformation are a wide array of other market-based mechanisms examined in the course.  From bond risk ratings to the market metrics shaping FICO scores, personalized medicine and online mapping, these market-mechanisms require close examination. Tracing their influence with an awareness of their material geographic variation and unevenness, the course offers an alternative to economistic assumptions about choice-maximizing behavior on a ‘level playing field’. It explores instead the complex uneven development dynamics of globalization in ways that allow you to see how your own personal perspectives on these dynamics are at once outcomes and enablers of economic and social change.  And, by doing so, the course aims in turn at enabling you to be a more engaged participant in the ongoing debates over the direction these dynamics should take.  Key words that are debated, defined and/or explained in the course include: globalization, interdependency, discourse, capitalism, neoliberalism, value, financialization, harmonization, competition, governance, governmentality, power, citizenship, choice, accountability, enclaving, geopolitics, biopolitics, biocapital and global health. This ten-week course will require 2-3 hours of work per week.

i_mark_bold e-Learning Ecologies

 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Commencing on 30 June 2014.

This course explores ‘seven affordances’ of e-learning ecologies which open out genuine possibilities for ‘New Learning’ – transformative, twenty-first century learning:

  • Ubiquitous Learning
  • Active Knowledge Making
  • Multimodal Meaning
  • Recursive Feedback
  • Collaborative Intelligence
  • Metacognition
  • Differentiated Learning

These affordances, if recognized and harnessed, will prepare learners for success in  a world that is increasingly dominated by digital information flows, and tools for communication in the workplace, public spaces and personal life. This course offers a wide variety of examples of learning technologies and technology implementations that, to varying degrees, demonstrate these affordances in action. This eight-week course will require 1-10 hours of work per week.

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