Exploring Discovery in Instruction Settings: ETS Discovery Webinar Series, Part III

Thursday, 6/11/2020
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

In order for our users to find the information they need, we have to teach them how to use our discovery systems. This webinar will highlight ways librarians are teaching their users about discovery. We will discuss strategies, activities, and research done on instruction for discovery. Along with these strategies, the panelists will also speak to challenges in teaching discovery and ways to tackle these issues. 

The ETS Discovery Series provides participants the ability to explore discovery in a variety of ways. These webinars will bring together professionals from various fields of librarianship to discuss the ways they use and think about discovery with their users. Each webinar will feature panel presentation and an opportunity for Q&A. We hope this series appeals to professionals who are interested in discovery and want the opportunity to explore it from a variety of perspectives 

Exploring Discovery Services: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part I

Marketing Discovery & Accessing Usability: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand strategies to teach users about discovery services
  • Reflect on their (audience member) own practices for teaching discovery and find opportunities to make a change in the future

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is involved with discovery at any type of library is encouraged to attend. However, a focus for this webinar is to help prepare people to make a change with their discovery layer, so a specific ideal audience would be library staff who are in charge of or on a committee where a discovery change is being discussed or implemented. 


Corey Johnson, Instruction & Assessment Librarian, Washington State University

Rachael Cohen, Discovery User Experience Librarian, Indiana University



Registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $55
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $77

Group rate: $99 single login.

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, RUSA will define a group as up to 20 staff from a single library system working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webinar broadcast. It will be the responsibility of the registrants to share the webinar login information with members of their staff who wish to participate. 

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.


Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!