RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” begins next Monday! Registration closes at 5pm Central Time this Friday, Feb. 8.


This course runs Feb. 11-Mar. 3, and is completely asynchronous; there are no scheduled meeting times.


Through podcasts and hands-on assignments, participants in “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping” will explore uses for geographic information systems (GIS) technology within organizations and also its social uses beyond simple cartography. The course also covers the how-to of online mapping tools such as Google Earth, ArcExplorer, Scribble Maps and Google Maps.


The course content is especially relevant for public or reference librarians who want to organize information in a visual or geographic way to benefit the work of the library, to make information available to the community or any number of needs.


Get more information about this course:


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Registration starts at $130 for RUSA members. Those who complete the required coursework will receive a certificate of completion.


We do welcome and encourage group registrations from a library, library system or network! Groups receive 15% savings on their registration rates.

Registration information for RUSA, including groups, can be found here:


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Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


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