Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library

Tuesday, 6/11/2019
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

computer vision by H Alberto Gongora from the Noun Project

In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn how Missouri State University’s Meyer Library developed and implemented an interdisciplinary space and how you can use this case study as a guideline to create your own. The Achievement Studio Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (A.S.P.I.R.E.) is a place for students and faculty to utilize emerging technologies, collaborate on research, curricular enhancements, increase workplace readiness, and support regional economic innovation. Instruction librarian Jessica Bennett shares how Meyer Library initiated this endeavor, what they have learned along the way, so when you begin to construct your space, you'll have the insider tips and best practices on how to get the most of your space. This session is meant to be a primer for those interested in building an interdisciplinary space at their home institution. 
Image credit: computer vision by H Alberto Gongora from the Noun Project

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this webinar, you will

  • Participants will understand the trends, challenges, developments, and impacts of technology that prompted the A.S.P.I.R.E. interdisciplinary space idea.
  • Know the basic structure needed to implement an interdisciplinary space at your library.
  • Be able to tie technologies to existing curriculum to promote the value of an interdisciplinary space.

Who Should Attend

Any librarian interested in the value of an interdisciplinary space


Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett headshot

Jessica Bennett is an Instruction and E Learning Librarian at Missouri State University.  She loves teaching and interacting with students face to face and virtually.  Jessica firmly believes in supporting and enhancing the college experience for students, with the hope they go on to be informed and mindful citizens of the world.



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Zoom login info will be sent to registrants just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)


Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during a Zoom session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work for attending.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,