ACRL e-Learning Webcasts

Live Webcasts

ACRL's online courses and webcasts and designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.  ACRL e-Learning webcasts are live events 60-90 minutes in length. Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.  ACRL webcasts are recorded; recordings are made available to registrants shortly after the live event.

October 2015

Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning (October 7, 2015)
This webcast will discuss the importance of designing authentic learning activities tied to information literacy learning outcomes. The presenter will highlight a number of instructional technologies that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning while engaging in higher-order skills such as critical thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information. Webcast participants will engage in analysis of several tech tools and assessment techniques for use in varied instructional scenarios.

Bed Bugs and Other Bad News: An Opportunity for Media and Public Relations (October 14, 2015)
Disasters in libraries, such as leaks, floods, and pests, occur from time to time.  Find out how to turn bad news into an opportunity to reinforce trust in your library among library staff, patrons, and the local community.  Understand the principles of communicating with the media to learn how, when, and what to communicate to avoid making a bad situation worse and engage the trust and confidence of the library community.

November 2015

The Neoliberal in Your Library: Resisting Corporate Solutions to Collection Development (November 4, 2015)
What is the 21st century library? Will it be a makerspace, a learning commons, or a sustainer of collections? Through an examination of collection development trends, this webcast will explore the political currents converging in libraries and higher education that are obfuscating our community-oriented values in favor of privatization. This webcast will provide a frame to support librarians as they articulate the value of collection development, and sustainable collection management, that affirms our core values.

Introduction to Critical Library Pedagogy (November 10, 2015)
This webcast will investigate critical pedagogical approaches for library instruction with the greater goal of improving our teaching, how students feel about using the library (affect), and the image of the librarian. As we strive to make our teaching, our libraries, and our campuses as inclusive as we can, there is still a lot of work to be done. Critical library instruction, situated within critical pedagogy, examines power and privilege in the classroom and beyond.