Library instruction is like a theatre performance. You play a role as the instruction librarian. There is a live audience. You may receive reviews or evaluations. Or maybe the teaching experience feels more like an audition—a bit unnerving. Based on their recently published book, “The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence,” join Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Doug Dechow for a fun and creative approach to library instruction as they reveal how acting techniques can hone your presentation skills, your teaching style, and your performance to create an invigorating (and stress-free) learning experience for your students. Complete webcast details and registration materials are available online. Contact Margot Conahan at email@example.com or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.
Category Archives: eLearning
ACRL is offering a variety of online learning events this summer to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.
Interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available.
Modern Pathfinders: Easy Techniques to Make Better Research Guides (July 20, 2016)
Librarians put many hours into creating research guides, and usage studies have shown that students use them very little. Learn some effective techniques of instructional design and web usability that any librarian can apply to make online guides better and more useful to your students, whether you’re using LibGuides or a home-brew system.
Excavating RDM from Library Data (August 4, 2016)
Learn how to implement research data management (RDM) concepts and techniques to library data with a goal of managing library data strategically. In turn, apply your new RDM knowledge in outreach to your disciplinary faculty.
Online courses are primarily asynchronous and require approximately three to five hours a week.
Designing Curriculum & Developing Educators for the Information Literacy Courses of Tomorrow (July 18-August 5, 2016)
Is your information literacy course in need of an overhaul? Do you want to deliver exceptional learning experiences through your credit course? This online course will focus on information literacy curriculum development, including consideration of the Framework for Information Literacy and high impact practices with regards to content development and delivery.
Co-sponsored by ACRL and ALA JobLIST
Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?: Thinking Critically About Interviewing for Librarian Positions,” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)
In this discussion-driven, interactive webinar, Robin O’Hanlon, author of “Ace the Interview: Land a Librarian Job,” will provide a comprehensive overview of the librarian interview process, including what makes interviewing for librarian positions unique, how you can stay organized during the interview process, tactics for conducting thorough pre-interview research, plus best practices for the interview itself and the post-interview period. We’ll also discuss classic bad answers to specific librarian position interview questions.
- Distinguish what makes the interviewing for librarian positions unique and challenging compared to other professions.
- Learn how to develop your own interview preparation checklist for the job search process.
- Be able to identify the key players for librarian position interviews in their area of professional interest (i.e., public, academic, health sciences librarianship).
- Find out how to deconstruct a specific librarian position by asking the seven essential “Know Your Gig” questions.
- Be able to competently answer 3-5 librarian interview questions specific to their area of professional interest.
Presenter: Robin O’Hanlon, Public Services Manager, The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
How to register: Submit your free registration online by May 24, 2016. Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of May 24. The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts. Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.
The ACRL-Choice webinar series is an ongoing program, offering approximately thirty presentations each academic year. This spring, ACRL-Choice webinars will present a cornucopia of subjects, including:
- March 10, 2:00p.m. Eastern: “Enhancing Research Through Government Documents” with Cathy Johnson, sponsored by ProQuest.
- March 15, 2:00p.m. Eastern: “Making Textbooks Affordable: How One University Library and One Scholarly Publisher Are Shaking Up Traditional Textbook Models” with Monica Metz-Wiseman and Mitch Moulton, sponsored by Springer Nature.
- March 22, 2:00p.m. Eastern: “Trends in Reference Publishing: Reference Modules,” with Dr. Geoffrey Smithers, sponsored by Elsevier.
- April 12, 2:00p.m. Eastern: “Subscription-To-Own Video Vs. PDA Specialty Collections: New Models For 2016,” with Keith Allen and Kyley Caldwell, sponsored by Alexander Street Press.
- April 21, 2:00p.m. Eastern: “Reimagining the Academic Library,” with David Lewis, sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.
The ACRL-Choice webinar program offers an exceptional way for librarians to learn about new ideas, developments, and products, and to actively participate in discussions with companies that serve their markets, allowing sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback. Be sure to check out the complete library of ACRL-Choice webinars to date—with more added each month—on the Choice YouTube Channel.
ACRL Presents – Celebrating Fair Use Week, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application” (2/25)
Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application,” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)
The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This webcast will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will then be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns.
- Learn the history of fair use factors and subfactors including commerciality, publication status, and transformativeness.
- Learn the current relative importance of the four fair use factors and their subfactors.
- Use this knowledge of the fair use factors to make fair use decisions.
Presenter: Ana Enriquez is a copyright lawyer who focuses on the issues facing libraries, universities, and other cultural institutions. She has taught copyright and internet law in several contexts, including as the Head Teaching Fellow for the online course CopyrightX from 2013 to 2015. She is a member of the Illinois and Massachusetts bars and is a graduate of Berkeley Law and Harvard College.
How to register:
Submit your free registration online by February 24, 2016. Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of February 24. The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.