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.

February 2016

Framing the Framework Part Two: Innovative Instructional Partnerships for Librarians and Writing Faculty (February 10, 2016)
This two-part webcast series, presented by the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, will explore the convergence of information literacy and first-year writing instruction and the possibilities for collaboration.  What common ground can we find in the pedagogical conversation and practice of writing program faculty and librarians that can strengthen our partnerships and enhance student learning?  This introductory webinar will be followed by a second one in February which will showcase examples of innovative partnerships developed by librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy into writing programs.

March 2016

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle (March 23, 2016)
As Digital Humanities research grows on campuses throughout the country, librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Building on core strengths of the profession and experience working with faculty across disciplines, librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. During this webcast, participants will learn how librarians working in a wide range of roles and institutions are engaging the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. 

April 2016

Modern Pathfinders: Easy Techniques to Make Better Research Guides (April 6, 2016)
Librarians put many hours into creating research guides, and usage studies have shown that students use them very little. Learn some effective techniques of instructional design and web usability that any librarian can apply to make online guides better and more useful to your students, whether you’re using LibGuides or a home-brew system.

Teaching at the intersections: Aligning scholarly communication and information literacy in the one-shot library instruction session (April 7, 2016)
Gain the ideas and skills needed to develop pedagogical strategies that engage undergraduate students on a range of scholarly communication issues within a one-shot instruction session.

No Librarian Left Behind: Building a Structured Mentoring Program For Organizations of All Sizes (April 27, 2016)
During this interactive webcast, learn about the strengths and weaknesses of various mentoring models.  It might be hard to know when one’s institution is mentoring its librarians well, but it’s easy to know when an institution is mentoring poorly. Poor mentoring can be a factor in individuals failing to advance, low retention, and can result in problematic workplace culture, while reinforcing structural inequities.

May 2016

A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library (May 10, 2016)
Across the country, colleges and universities are launching robust wellness initiatives to meet the needs of their students, faculty and staff. Join this panel of librarians from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University as we examine the role of the library in larger wellbeing initiatives, and the value that libraries can bring to these programs.

Accessibility in Action (May 18, 2016)
Recent Office of Civil Rights settlements involving higher education are prompting institutions to reexamine electronic and information technology accessibility. In this webcast, the presenters will review the impacts of these settlements and changes in the law, and how to ensure libraries instructional content is accessible.