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Indiana library professionals are now welcome to take hundreds of pre-paid live online courses from LYRASIS. Unlike the self-paced courses in the WebJunction Indiana catalog, LYRASIS courses are taught live online by professional instructors. LYRASIS courses normally cost between $120 and $320, but are now available for at no cost. The Indiana State Library purchased hundreds of LEU-certified course units for Indiana library professionals. This offer will last until these units are exhausted and perhaps longer depending on the popularity of the courses.
Available courses may be viewed through the LYRASIS “Classes & Events” portal. All courses under the “Distance Education” delivery method are taught online with no travel required. You can also find courses by category. Most, but not all, LYRASIS courses are eligible for LEUs. Please view this list of LEU –approved LYRASIS courses for course LEU value and type before registering.
Once you find a session and date for your desired course, the LYRASIS course application form must be completed to access to the required authorization code. This code will be provided once the State Library verifies that the individual making the request has no more than four uncompleted classes and less than 10 completed classes in the past twelve months. Upon receiving the code, you may register for your LYRASIS course free of charge by following these registration instructions:
You may also view the class registration tutorial for help getting started.
LYRASIS class registration deadlines are two weeks prior to each session. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted as space permits and must be confirmed by calling the LYRASIS office at 800.999.8558. Since each course has been pre-purchased, please register for courses you only plan on attending and set aside enough time to complete each course in its entirety. You will receive a certificate of completion once the course has been completed. Please print a copy of this confirmation of LEUs for your records.
Please email any questions or feedback about these LYRASIS courses to pdo@library.IN.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: LYRASIS courses are subject to cancellation. Please verify the status of each course via the LYRASIS Searchable Classes & Events Portal.
PDO ES 6-18-2013