Library Juice Academy offers a wide range of online professional development workshops on topics such as readers’ advisory, children’s services, cataloging, web design, digital preservation, dealing with difficult patrons, and more.
- Are prepaid by the Arkansas State Library
- Begin the first Monday of the month and last four weeks
- Involve about 15 hours of work (3.75 hours per week)
- Require an internet connection and standard browser interface
Courses are taught asynchronously (meaning that you don’t have to be online at any particular time) and involve reading assignments, offline activities, and class participation. Emphasis is on student interaction with instructors and with each other, supported by a variety of class assignments and reading materials. The instructors are librarians and LIS faculty who have developed specialized knowledge in the subjects they teach.
All librarians and paraprofessionals employed by libraries located in the state of Arkansas are eligible to participate. Participants are limited to one active course at a time, and must submit an evaluation to ASL after completion of the course. Participants who do not submit evaluations will be ineligible to request future Library Juice Academy courses supported by the Arkansas State Library.
Because courses are prepaid by ASL, course requests must be submitted through the Arkansas State Library’s online Course Request Form. Do not register through Library Juice Academy.
Course requests must be submitted to ASL by the 15th of the month PRIOR to the month the course will be conducted, but can be submitted earlier.
Please note, courses can be intensive and require several hours of work each week. Take your schedule for the month into account before requesting a course through ASL. Participants that do not complete courses will be ineligible to request future Library Juice Academy courses supported by the Arkansas State Library.