Online library instruction: Best practices for live synchronous teaching

Wednesday, 10/6/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Synchronous online library instruction -- classes delivered live via Zoom, Webex, or other conferencing platforms -- have become much more common in the past year, but most of us never learned in library school how to approach this teaching format. This session will help your live online classes become a little less nerve-wracking: learn how to take advantage of the live online classroom environment, discuss some advantages and limitations compared to the in-person classroom, and how to make the most of your time with students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Advantages and disadvantages of synchronous online instruction
  • Moving from the classroom to the videoconference
  • Essential core competencies for online teachers

Who Should Attend

Instruction librarians, academic librarians and library workers

Presenter

Jason Puckett is Online Learning Librarian and Associate Professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Georgia. Puckett has an MLIS from Florida State University and is the author of the ACRL books Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides and Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers & Educators.

Registration

Cost

ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our attendees; please contact mconahan@ala.org if you have special registration circumstances.

How to Register

  • Go to the Online Registration page.

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the October 2021 heading.

  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.

  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared shortly after the live event. 

Contact

If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance or additional accessibility, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).