Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Feb: Rebuilding One-Shots into Engaging Instruction (ALA-RUSA)

Feb. 10, 2014 1-2pm CST
Webinar content is appropriate for librarians and library staff of all types
who wish to revamp their instruction skills.
Have you ever presented to a group of people and just heard crickets? Perhaps it's time to revamp your instructional arsenal with new tips and tricks that can breathe life back into any presentation.


Join Reference Librarian, Trisha Prevett, for the “Strategies for Pizazz: Rebuilding One-Shots into Engaging Instruction” webinar as she covers  practical knowledge that can apply to any library presentation. 

Discussion topics include:
  • differentiating instruction
  • concept-based videos
  • creating buy-in
  • straight-forward content
  • incorporating technology
  • making sessions fun through means of prizes, humor and other strategies.
  • Built on the success of the article “Razzle and dazzle’em: Stage directions for engaging instruction sessions” published in C&RL News, Prevett will outline directions for creating and delivering more engaging instruction sessions.
Participants will learn the steps used in creating an instruction session and will take away the practical knowledge to do it themselves. Also included are short pieces of background information on why these approaches should be used, including any relevant learning and education theories. A finished example of this process will be shown, which is the research guide used to teach skills to the upper level composition classes the presenter works with: nova.campusguides.com/researchsteps.

The approach taken in this webinar is for attendees to gain practical information that they can use right away. This will be as straight forward as possible, to provide insight into how these things translate to the classroom, and any tips or tricks with presenting the information that have worked or not worked.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn strategies for the logistics of pulling together information into a cohesive presentation;
  • Participants will identify new technologies and tools for instructional use;
  • Participants will have functional transferable skills to immediately emulate in their own instruction.

Registration fees:
$40 for RUSA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$35 for ALA student members and retired members

Group Rates
$99 single login
$38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)