For immediate release | April 9, 2013

How to run great training webinars for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, How to Run Great Training Webinars for Librarians with Dan Freeman. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 12 and will last 90 minutes.

No matter the setting, librarianship requires constant training and constant learning. Webinars—live training sessions conducted online—are an excellent way to provide training to people regardless of their location. They save money by eliminating the need for travel and allow instructors to sync up with students in different time zones and different parts of the world. And because they can be recorded and archived, they’re also cost-effective and handy for future reference and reuse.
In this new workshop, Dan Freeman, online learning manager for ALA TechSource and ALA Editions, will give you the information you need to run effective, productive webinars that fit your needs and budget. A veteran webinar planner and coordinator, Freeman will reveal the tricks to creating an interactive, dynamic and flexible presentation.
Topics include:
  • Defining webinars and their benefits;
  • Comparing online to in-person presentations;
  • How to choose the right webinar platform for your needs and budget;
  • Shaping your content into a great online presentation;
  • Why librarians love webinars, and how to tailor your event for a library audience;
  • Assessing the effectiveness of your online training.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store at both individual and group rates. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 12, will last 90 minutes and will start at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific.

For pricing on bulk registrations in excess of $1,000, please contact us.

Dan Freeman is the online learning manager for ALA TechSource and ALA Editions. In this capacity he has run hundreds of webinars and dozens of online courses for library audiences, being involved in all facets of their production, from content and marketing to presentation and assessment. He holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked in several different library environments.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

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Dan Freeman


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