Reference, User Services & Library Instruction
Course instructor Melissa Mallon will guide you through the steps of designing an authentic lesson and assessment plan.
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.
Clone of Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out
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.
With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough have designed an eCourse where you will experience effective learning activities yourself and be ready to prepare your own.
Information literacy expert Sarah Steiner will show you how five minutes of skilled, targeted assessment is all you need to give you a precise understanding of students’ needs, learning, and retention.
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.
Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse
In this eCourse, you’ll look at instruction sessions through the lens of critical information literacy, discussing the inherent biases and systemic oppression in how information is disseminated and processed.
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.
This session will focus on the selection and construction of LC Classification (LCC) call numbers for literature, maps and atlases, and moving images, including the construction of cutters for literary works and juvenile belle lettres.