10 Reasons Why Library Intelligence Has Never Looked So Good

Back in 2011 I travelled up and down the country running project management workshops for library staff. In 2012 I did it all again, this time sharing my knowledge of ereaders and ebooks. During this time I received many emails from library staff desperate to learn but unable to attend because they couldn’t afford the time away from the library. It wasn’t fair.

A scan of industry research showed there were not enough work-based learning opportunities to satisfy demand and there were even fewer online options designed specifically for library staff in New Zealand and Australia.

The goal of Library Intelligence is to make it easier for New Zealand (and other) library staff to learn real world library skills.

Library Intelligence courses:

  1. Are online, self-paced and always available.
  2. Are open to anyone, anywhere.
  3. Are based on essential digital literacy elements.
  4. Emphasise the practical (not academic) nature of the profession.
  5. Contain activities based on a one-page blueprint that enables you to apply your learning to your job.
  6. Encourage you to contact the course facilitator to clarify information or to get feedback on work in progress. It doesn’t have to be a crisis.
  7. (Mostly) take just 60 minutes to complete.
  8. Are a delicate balance between simplicity and complexity.
  9. Focus on ease of use.
  10. Costs $99 per course BUT if you sign up for a $249 subscription per person you will get access to every single course during that 12 month subscription.

Learn how each course is structured by signing up for the free course Test Your Digital Literacy Fluency. Give it a whirl and encourage your colleagues and peers to do so too.

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