Registration will end at close-of-business this Thursday, July 14, for the next offering of the sell-out online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping.”


This course will run July 18-August 5, and will introduce students and library staff to a variety of mapping tools and GIS technologies that are of interest to both public and academic library users. Librarians will be able to apply their newly developed Web 2.0 mapping skills in their reference work, and liaison responsibilities. Through hands-on exercises, demonstrations and presentations, the librarian will receive a thorough overview of GIS-related technologies that they may be exposed to in the library. Topics covered include geographic literacy, geographic information systems (GIS), online mapping, and tools like Google Earth and Google Maps.


A complete course description is available here:


Group discounts are available for two or more registrants from the same library, library system or network! More information is at the RUSA Professional Development website:


Register online now:


Please forward this to any other colleagues, groups or listservs who may find it of interest.


Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


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