Inclusive and Engaging Online Library Instruction
For Immediate Release
Program Officer-Continuing Education
CHICAGO- Register today for the four-week RUSA course titled "Creating Inclusive and Engaging Online Library Instruction" scheduled to begin on Monday, March 29, 2021.
As libraries have rapidly moved their instruction programs online over the last several months, librarians are being faced with the daunting task of redesigning their instructional content for an online environment. Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the key elements of effective and inclusive online instruction in all types of settings from tutorials to single-session instruction sessions to multi-week classes.
Throughout the course, participants will be introduced not only to tools that can make online instruction more effective and engaging, but also important educational theories and models that they can apply to restructure their instruction to better reach an online audience. Participants will leave with skills that can be applied to both synchronous and asynchronous online library instruction.
This course is suitable for any academic librarian or library instructor and the content learned can be applied to any library setting; including public, special and academic or those seeking employment.
Participants will gain experience with a variety of teaching models and tools and will be given the materials needs to develop a resource guide customized to their instructional needs.
The instructor, Carli Spina, is the Head of Research & Instructional Services at the FIT Library. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed from the Harvard School of Education. She has experience teaching in several different settings, including at community college, university, and graduate school libraries, and as a professional instructor.
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The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more at www.rusaupdate.org.