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 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.

June 2015

The Search for Meaningful Metrics: Scholarly Impact & The Role of Academic Libraries (June 3, 2015)
What are meaningful research metrics and how are they supported by today’s academic libraries? In this webcast, we review the topic of scholarly impact measurement, including current trends related to bibliometrics, altmetrics and research impact in general. Emphasis will be placed on major tools available to scholars and librarians, as well as special discussions, controversies and developments within the growing field of altmetrics.

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities (June 11, 2015)
During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book.  Discover how to initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.

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.

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