(15 April 2014, Chicago) ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on 2 June 2014.
American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for library professionals. A basic grasp of ASL enhances your ability to serve deaf library users and opens up a new world of possibilities for baby storytime programs. It’s also a marketable professional skill that can translate to public service jobs beyond the library world.
Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on June 2, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
The announcement with course outline is here.