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.

February 2015

Action Research to Bridge Academic Scholarship and Everyday Practice (February 5, 2015)
Learn more about action research as an approach to scholarship and see examples of fruitful action research studies. Understand how champions are describing action research as a legitimate, appropriate, and rigorous way of knowing and generating knowledge. Develop your own ideas about problems that are challenging members of your community right now and how action research could help them flourish.

Is Copyright the third rail in information literacy, or a common denominator? (February 18, 2015)
This webcast will discuss how copyright issues can be introduced into information literacy instruction, including a realistic assessment of the difficulties and risks.  This webcast is the third of a three-part webcast series, "From Awareness to Transformation: intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy in 21st century academic libraries," organized by the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy task force.

Virtual Reference 101 (February 19, 2015)
This interactive webcast will go beyond others that may just emphasize chat and text service and dive deep into the realm of screensharing, VOIP, and file sharing. Not only will participants be able to learn all of these technologies and have hands-on instruction using them and practicing them with the instructor, they will also be able to apply this new knowledge to honing their reference interview skills.

April 2015

Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning (April 7, 2015)
Academic librarians are no strangers to assessment, but figuring out how to implement authentic assessment can be tricky. We all want our instruction to help students, but how do we know if they are actually learning? This interactive webcast will share successful and easy to implement authentic assessment techniques and tools that will have students showing off their skills in no time.

Precision Googling: Techniques to Extract Exactly What You Want from the Largest Search Engine (April 22, 2015)
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.