Imposter Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and Solutions (September 19, 2018)
Because academic librarians serve as teachers and authority figures in an environment that values complex and specialized expertise, serve as liaisons to highly educated faculty, and are called upon to serve many job functions, impostor syndrome affects many librarians, especially early-career professionals. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.
Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (October 18, 2018)
“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.
Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Developing Programs for Undergraduate Researchers (November 13, 2018)
Undergraduate research is often conflated with standard end-of-semester research papers, but in fact, undergraduate research is one of several high-impact educational practices identified by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and is increasingly seen as a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Discover how the library can become part of the core infrastructure of the undergraduate research experience.
Copyright and Open Educational Resources: Creation, Licensing, and Use (December 6, 2018)
Copyright permeates almost every aspect of the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Given academic librarians role in championing the OER movement and promoting the ethical and responsible re-use of information, students and faculty are often turning to librarians for answers about copyright compliance when creating and using OER. This interactive webcast will help prepare academic librarians to assist patrons in addressing these issues.