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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering Identifying Community Needs for Public Library Management course in collaboration with University of Michigan - MichiganX. Learn how to conduct research, surveys, and interviews as well as how to analyze data to better assess the local needs and wants of a public library community.

Overview

The Identifying Community Needs for Public Library Management course is part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate from University of Michigan - MichiganX

Public libraries are becoming dynamic hubs for learning, civic engagement, and community.

The programme

This course will discuss strategies for gathering statistical and descriptive data about public library communities. Learners will identify local partners in education, social services, government agencies, and more.

While conducting real-world investigations, learners will gain deeper insight into the wants and needs of community organizations. This will empower learners to make better management decisions to address those needs, even in libraries with limited budgets.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 4 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Length: 4 weeks 
      • Effort: 4/5 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • How to find demographic and persona data from online sources;
  • To conduct environmental scans;
  • How to lead focus groups and interviews;
  • How to analyze data to find patterns, overlaps, and gaps in available community services;
  • To synthesize your findings in a report.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Access to a public library community

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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