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Online Self Directed Courses

These courses range from two to eight weeks in length, and are self directed, meaning there is no contact with a tutor or instructor.

If your library has an online self directed course on a specific subject which could be beneficial for other public libraries across Ontario, please consider allowing us to host it. See Share Training to learn more.

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Learning Activities

  • Course Code: OTT-2017

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    Thank you to Ottawa Public Library for sharing their Readers’ Advisory modules with other public library staff across Ontario through the LearnHQ portal.
    This course has four modules developed by Ottawa Public Library provide information for public library staff on Readers’ Advisory with a focus on current trends in Juvenile Fiction.
    The four modules in this course:

    Module 1 - Ottawa Public Library - Juvenile Fiction Book Talks
    Module 2 - Ottawa Public Library - Juvenile Fiction Readers’ Advisory Part 1
    Module 3 - Ottawa Public Library - Juvenile Fiction Readers’ Advisory Part 2 
    Module 4 – Ottawa Public Library - Juvenile Fiction Readers’ Advisory Part 3

  • Course Code: SD48

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    This course focuses on the provision of reference service in the public library. It outlines the steps involved in the successful delivery of in-person or online reference service, including reference interviews, information sources, search strategies, and the evaluation of information sources.