Social Media Assessment for Information Literacy Instructors

Thursday, 6/15/2017
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Central)
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of reference and user services in the academic library is information literacy instruction. In recent years, librarians across the country have begun incorporating social media into their instruction just as other educators have. In the information literacy classroom, however, it sometimes falters. Though there may be other reasons for this, a lack of effective planning and assessment on the part of the librarian plays a major role in the failure to seamless and effectively incorporate social media into the classroom. This webinar presents a step-by-step path to effective planning and assessment, and stresses the importance of assessment in successful class instruction.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome 1 Participants will be able to identify appropriate uses of social media in the classroom.
  • Learning Outcome 2 Participants will be able to justify their use of social media in the classroom.
  • Learning Outcome 3 Participants will be able to review and modify their social media use, using the methods outlined.

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians who are campus librarians, information literacy librarians, public services librarians, and instruction librarians. Anyone who regularly teaches classes to information users and incorporates or would like to incorporate social media into their instruction.


Jennifer Wright Joe currently works at Western Kentucky University’s Owensboro Campus, in Owensboro, Kentucky, where she is the Campus Librarian. She received her MLS from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2010, and her MA in Sociology from Western Kentucky University in 2011. Her research interests include community outreach, collection development, information literacy, social media and the integration of technology into libraries and library practices.



Individual registration rates are as follows:

RUSA members: $45
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $25
Non-members: $65
Group rate: $99 single login, $38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

How to Register

Register online


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Adobe Connect. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via an optional teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

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Thank you and we look forward to your participation!