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.

September 2016

The Craft of Library Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence (September 7, 2016)
Library instruction is like a theatre performance. You play a role as the instruction librarian. There is a live audience. You may receive reviews or evaluations. Or maybe the teaching experience feels more like an audition—a bit unnerving. Based on their recently published book “The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence,” join Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Doug Dechow for a fun and creative approach to library instruction

October 2016

Data-Driven Library Budgeting (October 13,2016)
Building a budget is a perennial administrative challenge.  This webcast explores how (and what kinds of) readily available data can be used to improve and strengthen the budgeting process.  Learn how data elements created by expenditures which can be used for future budgets and used to illustrate impact of the library to stakeholders.

November 2016

Improving Communication through Visual Design (November 2, 2016)
Every time a librarian crafts an event poster, develops signage, creates instructional handouts, or drafts web advertisements, a design decision is made. The question is whether these are thoughtful decisions crafted to enhance communication or unintentional decisions that may interfere with a library’s intended message. In this webcast, learn the basic principles, processes, and tools necessary to develop visual materials that reflect a library’s values and enhance relationships with users.

Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy (November 16, 2016)
What is service learning and how can librarians engage with service learning and community engagement initiatives on their campus? This webcast will outline how the pedagogy that underlies service learning also foregrounds the pedagogy of information literacy. Attendees will learn how to connect service learning and information literacy through the use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.