ACRL Presents Webcast Series – Academic Librarianship in the Wake of the Coronovirus

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars.

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Information Literacy Instruction at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online.” – 3:00-4:00 pm Central. (Convert additional time zones online.)

Is your campus closing due to COVID-19? Join Melissa Wong for a crash course in moving your library instruction online. Melissa will address options for both synchronous and asynchronous instruction, discuss how to engage students in active learning while online, and provide a short list of best practices.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020:Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central. (Convert additional time zones online.)

Join us for a facilitated conversation about tools, resources, and strategies for shifting information literacy to support remote teaching and learning presented by Jenn Kelley, Associate Professor/Reference Librarian at the College of DuPage. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own approaches and co-create a collaborative guide of best practices.

Friday, March 20, 2020:Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 pm Central. (Convert additional time zones online.)

This presentation and Q&A session with Sara R. Benson, copyright librarian at the University of Illinois iSchool and editor of ACRL’s Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World, aims to provide information on and answer your questions about the copyright issues involved in rapidly moving your instruction and reference online.

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