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.

July 2015

Weed it and Reap: Successful Strategies for Re-shaping Collections (July 15, 2015)
Learn strategies for making successful changes in traditional collections, formulate ideas for communicating with your stakeholders and transform your institution’s definition of deselection from “periodic weeding” to an “ongoing part of a healthy library ecosystem’s lifecycle.”

Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions to Teach Transfer Students Information Literacy Skills (July 22, 2015)
Learn how librarians at a university and community college collaborated to enhance information literacy instruction for transfer students. Ideas for designing a collaborative professional development workshop to enhance communication and design information literacy student learning outcomes at two and four year institutions will be shared.

August 2015

Assessing Faculty Perceptions and Use of OER and the Implications for Libraries (August 19, 2015)
Learn about findings focused on instructors’ perceptions and experiences locating and using free textbook alternatives. Three major themes appeared: material accessibility, class preparation, and expectations for students. Using these themes as the framework for the webcast, discuss implications for librarians who want to initiate conversations on their campus about free textbook alternatives; create, or collaborate on, free textbook alternative grants; or assess existing projects.

Collaborating for Student Success: Libraries and High Impact Educational Practices (August 26, 2015)
This interactive webcast will provide a review of research on how high impact practices foster student success nationally. Then, using learning communities (LCs) as a case study, discover how LCs contribute to student retention and success.  Learn about strategies for partnering with other campus units to promote high impact practices and then use the results to demonstrate the value and impact of the library on its campus.

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.