Implementing a Successful Workshop Series From Scratch

If you’ve ever considered starting a workshop series at your library, but wrote it off as too much work, then think again! With a little planning and creativity, you can design a beneficial and engaging workshop series without the stress.  This webinar will provide recommendations and best practices for planning and implementing a successful workshop series, including developing enticing topics, successful advertising techniques, and tips for community buy-in.


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will analyze potential workshop topics in order to determine the best approach for their library community.
  • Participants will evaluate best practices for advertising in order to increase the number of workshop attendees.
  • Participants will complete a workshop series template in order to formulate a strategy for workshops at their institution.

Who Should Attend

  • Reference and Instruction Librarians;
  • Academic Public Services Librarians;
  • Public Librarians in charge of adult or teen outreach, reference, and/or instruction.


Melissa Mallon is Coordinator of Library Instruction at Wichita State University Libraries in Wichita, KS. In addition to her duties as Instruction Coordinator, Melissa is the liaison librarian for the School of Business, the School of Communication, and the department of English. She received her MLIS from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include instructional design, information & digital literacies instruction, and educational technologies for use in distance learning. She can be contacted through her website at or via Twitter (@librarianliss).


How to Register

Register online


Questions about your registration should be directed to Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, RUSA Web Manager, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!