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.

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.

December 2015

Modern Pathfinders: easy techniques to make better research guides (December 1, 2015)
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.

February 2016

Planning, Running, and Learning from Focus Groups (February 3, 2016)
This webcast will cover the basics of planning for and executing focus groups at your library, and introduces some simple strategies for translating the collected data into actionable goals and tasks.