Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

LSSC Elective Competencies: Access Services

Instructor: Freeda Brook

Dates: September 7th through October 18th, 2020

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Price: $250


A six week online course on access services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. The basic functions of access services include circulating materials, maintaining physical collections, and assisting library users with diverse needs. Access services staff are often in the most direct contact with library users, and as such they must be able to create a welcoming and safe environment in the library; assist patrons with accessing and using the wide variety of library materials and equipment; and maintain the physical condition and organization of library resources. This course will get you started in all of these areas, as well as give the specific competencies laid out by the LSSC program.

Freeda Brook

Freeda Brook is the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She holds a BA in Political Science from Grinnell College and a MLIS and MPA from University of Washington. Her research areas include critical race studies, scholarly communication and open access, copyright, and Wikipedia.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

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