ACRL e-Learning 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.
Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions (April 20, 2017)
Are you a relatively new recruit to the world of acquisitions? Then this engaging, interactive introduction to the basics of this field is for you. Two acquisitions librarians and a library director will share their insights and diverse viewpoints while exploring various approaches and methods that can help acquisitions librarians set sail on a successful career voyage. Topics will include optimizing budgets and staff time, negotiating prices, working with vendors, resource trials, and much more.
Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides (July 12, 2017)
Web design, in the form of creating online research guides, has become a big part of many librarians’ jobs, but we’re rarely taught how to do it well. Most of us learn the nuts and bolts of how to make guides, without learning the principles of how to make them usable -- the simple techniques of visual and textual design that can help us create guides that users will understand more easily, and stick around to use. Learn about easy to use principles of usability that can immediately improve your research guides.