Online Learning Resources: Creating Instructional Objects

Tuesday, 11/5/2019
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

Is your library interested in creating online tools like videos and infographics? This webinar outlines how the library at the University of California, Davis, formed a working group to strategically develop best practices for creating high quality instructional objects. They identified two types of instructional objects: static instructional objects are text and image tutorials and dynamic instructional objects offer audio and video. The working group laid the foundation and trained librarians across the organization to successfully create instructional objects that ensure the following elements: consistency & quality, instructional design & assessment, accessibility & ADA compliance, and metadata & archives.

If you have limited resources and would like to begin creating static instructional objects and video tutorials for your library this is a must see webinar because we will share our experience and resources with you. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Participants will be able to draft best practices and guidelines for creating instructional objects
  • Participants will have an inventory of high-quality, low-cost technology options
  • Participants will have a deeper understanding of the many considerations involved with creating and producing video tutorials
  • Participants will be able to create instructional objects

Who Should Attend

This webinar is intended for librarians who are interested in creating instructional screencast videos and static instructional objects. Particularly those from institutions who are looking to create best practices documentation for the creation of instructional objects. 


Amy Bush is an Instruction and Reference Services librarian at the University of California, Davis. Her primary areas of interest are education and human development. She has extensive teaching experience and holds a Master's degree in Teaching along with a Master's in Library and Information Sciences.

Erik Fausak is a Health Sciences librarian at the University of California. Davis. His primary area of interest is Veterinary Medicine. Erik has incorporated static and dynamic learning objects throughout his career as a valuable educational tool.

Melinda M. Livas is the Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian at the University of California, Davis. Melinda's primary areas of interest are engineering and transportation studies. Melinda has extensive teaching experience (face-to-face and online) and hold's a Master's in Instructional Technology and Mass Communications. Melinda thoroughly enjoys teaching adult learners, while embracing andragogical concepts. 



Individual registrations rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $50
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $65

Group rate: $99 single login, $38/per person multiple logins (min 2 people)

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 via Q&A. 


Questions about your registration should be directed to

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!