Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. The curriculum is designed by librarians with a focus on skills that are in demand in the profession, rather than the academic tradition of library education that tends to address other priorities. 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. Our workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows, with assignments in one-week segments.
“The class was great; it was substantive and engaging. Maria clearly knows her stuff, the readings were excellent, the assignments concrete, helpful, well curated. Best online class I’ve taken. Hands down. Thanks.” Kate Adler Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy
You can read a nice description and review of our courses in the latest issue of the CILIP CIG's Catalog and Index journal, by Yukiko Morita of King’s College London. She writes, "When I look for CPD opportunities, LJA is an ideal provider whose courses are robust enough to challenge and improve my knowledge and skills...Their offering, which is affordable but not inexpensive, provides good value for money with the quality of training delivered to be taken into consideration. A particular benefit is that even after the completion of courses, you can continue to access the course material and grades online...The flexibility provided by online learning is ideal for those with many other commitments."