For immediate release | August 27, 2013

Fall e-Learning from ACRL features managing change, video tutorials, publishing and more

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2013 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

Registration for all online courses and webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three ACRL e-Learning events and receive one free registration. Visit the ACRL website for more information on the Frequent Learner Program.

ACRL online courses provide asynchronous, multi-week content delivered through Moodle. Online courses scheduled for fall 2013 include:

Helping Non Innovators through Innovation: Managing Change (Sept. 16-Oct. 6, 2013): Change can be difficult to deal with in any workplace, but the fast pace of change in libraries is particularly difficult. Designed for library supervisors who will need to lead staff (at any level) through change, learn about the potential impact of the stress of change, and how to properly prepare others and one’s self for change.

On the Road to Information Literacy Success: Putting Students in the 'Drivers' Seat (Oct. 7-25, 2013): This course will demonstrate how to use ACRL IL Standards, learning outcomes, assessment strategies, and different teaching styles to support students in defining their own journey to success. This course is relevant to instruction librarians because it presents a variety of engaging and interactive activities as well as opportunities to experience and create active learning strategies for IL teaching.

Creating Accessible Video Tutorials (Oct. 14-Nov. 1, 2013): Learn about the types of accessibility needed for video tutorials, as well as why accessible videos can benefit everyone. While other seminars and classes have covered creating tutorials, accessibility is usually either not covered or not covered in detail. Providing accessible tutorials benefits not only individuals with disabilities, but also ESL learners and mobile users.

ACRL also offers a variety of timely live webcasts addressing hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last from an hour and a half to two hours and take place in an interactive online classroom. Group discounts are available for all ACRL e-Learning webcasts. Fall 2013 webcasts include:

Applying the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education - Designing Assessments (Oct. 2, 2013): ACRL is pleased to offer a three-part series on the new Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. These three webcasts focus on applying the Standards and offer practical strategies for immediate action, as well as long-term planning and assessment. Each webcast is related to the others but is also independent so you can do all three or just choose one or two that best meets your needs. The first webcast will focus on using the principles and performance indicators outlined in the Standards to design and implement an assessment program.

The Publishing Rollercoaster: Writers Sound Off (Oct. 9, 2013): Expand your knowledge of professional publishing from concept through research, submission, revision, and publication. Bringing first-hand experience of the writing and publishing process, this session’s panelists will share their experiences while presenting strategies and tips for those who are hoping to get published for the first time, or who wish to grow their skills.

Applying the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education - Strategic Planning and Benchmarking (Oct. 23, 2013): This webcast will focus on using the Standards to inform strategic planning processes and as a basis for benchmarking.

Applying the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education - Communicating Results and Crafting the Library's Story (Nov. 13, 2013): Learn how to use the Standards as a basis for communicating the library's impact. Explore the elements of a powerful communication plan that conveys the value of the library in the larger context.

Complete details and registration information for all fall 2013 e-Learning opportunities are available on the ACRL website. Contact Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522 for more information.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)