Reference, User Services & Library Instruction

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. With the addition of recorded sessions from the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition, eCOLLAB offers over 200 webcasts and podcasts for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
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Are you new to the reference desk? The ability to provide reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians is a full-online course designed to help librarians who have never done reference work get up to speed.
Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn't have the time, ability, or technology? Are you perplexed by all the moving parts that go into creating an effective tutorial? In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online.
Originally aired December 10, 2010. For ready-to-implement ideas on how to provide eGovernment services to your patrons, attend this new webinar, co-sponsored by American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office.
Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. This hour-long Booklist webcast examines why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Encyclopædia Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models.
Wondering where to get clear, practical answers to your intellectual freedom questions? On a special episode of the never before broadcast talk show, IF LIVE, we explore the new and useful features of the ‘fresh off the press’, 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual. Hear contributors to the manual talk about the best parts of this book and what it can do for you. All attendees will receive a coupon to purchase the 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual at a discounted price and one lucky winner will win a FREE COPY.
This is part 2 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this intermediate session include instructions on the use of geographic, chronological, and free-floating subdivisions, the application of names as subject headings, headings for literature, and genre terms.

General Editor Denise Beaubien Bennett and ALA Publishing staff introduce you to Guide to Reference, with more than 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference sources. This recording of the webinar presented on March 3, 2010, demonstrates the benefits of using Guide to Reference in your library for reference, staff training, collection development, and LIS instruction.

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Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: indentifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. This course will utilize the Morrison, Ross, and KEMP Instructional Design Model.
This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this introductory session will include the history and principles of the LCSH vocabulary, the basics of content analysis, how to assign main headings and to build structured headings with topical free-floating subdivisions, and tools, such as the Subject Headings Manual, that support these activities.