Live Webcasts

February 2019

Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues - Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library (February 21, 2019)
Misinformation and fake news are deeply complex and often fraught issues that can be difficult to address in the library. Misinformation is in many respects designed to play on people’s emotions, to polarize issues, and to heighten controversy.  Unpack some of the trends, concepts, and ideas surrounding misinformation, and discuss and explore strategies and techniques for addressing controversial or polarizing information in the library. Leave with concrete strategies and action plans for tackling controversial topics, misinformation, and media literacy.

Impostor Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and solutions (February 28, 2019)
Impostor syndrome is a form of anxiety characterized by lack of confidence in one’s own knowledge and competence, the feeling that success is undeserved, and a fear that one will be “revealed” as an impostor. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.

March 2019

Training LIS Students and New Librarians for Careers in Instruction - Part One (March 6, 2019)
Teaching and presentation skills are crucial in librarianship, and many new librarians can feel uncertain in these roles due to no formal training.  It’s important to help LIS students and new librarians develop these skills in order that they feel comfortable running a classroom and presenting to different departments across campus. This special 2-part series will provide practical and teachable approaches for librarian faculty of library and information science students, or librarians mentoring new librarians, to help you prepare them to succeed in their future careers as instruction librarians.

Training LIS Students and New Librarians for Careers in Instruction - Part Two (March 13, 2019)
Teaching and presentation skills are crucial in librarianship, and many new librarians can feel uncertain in these roles due to no formal training.  It’s important to help LIS students and new librarians develop these skills in order that they feel comfortable running a classroom and presenting to different departments across campus. This special 2-part series will provide practical and teachable approaches for librarian faculty of library and information science students, or librarians mentoring new librarians, to help you prepare them to succeed in their future careers as instruction librarians.

April 2019

Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (April 24, 2019)
“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience.

May 2019

An Introduction to the Creative Commons (May 15, 2019)
In this interactive webcast, sort fact from fiction by exploring each of the seven Creative Commons licenses in-depth, reviewing relevant court cases to see what they tell us about the use of CC licensed works, and explore best practices for licensing our own works under CC licenses and helping our patrons to do the same.