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 1.5 hours 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.

April 2014

Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement (April 23, 2014)
Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice issues in many ways. Learn how to shape and bring to the forefront these issues via t teaching, scholarship, and work in local communities. 

Dress your Data for Success: Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment (April 29, 2014)
This webcast will focus on data visualization strategies and best practices that will ensure clear and accurate communication of quantitative assessment results.  Topics will include a summary of available visualization tools, tips on successfully leveraging color, and the appropriate use of charts and graphs.

May 2014

Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship (May 21, 2014)
This webcast will focus on how art libraries are responding to the transition to digital scholarly publishing and born-digital content in ways that are important to the broader scholarly community.

An Introduction to Data Management Plans (May 27, 2014)
Examine the elements of a data management plan, learning about data repository and preservation options, discuss the pros and cons of providing boilerplate language to researchers, and learn about tips and tricks for dealing with unique data management issues.

June 2014

Evolving World of Course Content as a Service (June 3, 2014)
As libraries work to respond to the evolving higher education environment, new roles continue to grow and develop.  The growing focus in Higher Education on student affordability issues and eLearning provide opportunities related to alternative course content and the services to support this new content environment.  This webcast will focus on two illustrations of this evolving field.

Putting the User First (June 11, 2014)
User experience is everywhere. It’s reference, it’s your website, it’s every phone call you get, it’s your collections and it is definitely how many comfortable chairs you have and making the most of that prime window seating.  This webcast will give you food for thought by presenting hands-on strategies and practical suggestions you can apply today.

September 2014

You're Doing it Wrong: Ten Rules to Break to Create Awesome Tutorials (September 16, 2014)
Find out how to break free of traditional and ineffective tutorials and learn about a new set of pedagogical strategies based on current research.

November 2014

Precision Googling: Techniques to Extract Exactly What You Want from the Largest Search Engine (November 13, 2014)
This interactive webcast will include a review of advanced search techniques, syntax, and operators; explanation of recent changes to the search interface; hands-on practice with advanced search operators and tools; and real-time exploration of and discussion of the algorithms that generate user-specific results.