Making Connections: Strategies for Effective, Engaging One-Shot Library Lessons Webcast

Join ACRL from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, June 12 for the Online Learning webcast “Making Connections: Strategies for Effective, Engaging One-Shot Library Lessons.”

The one-shot, where students or patrons attend a standalone learning sessions, is a classic method of offering library instruction. A growing body of research has demonstrated the benefit of developing positive student/teacher relationships in terms of lesson effectiveness and learning outcomes, but this is not easy in a one-shot where time is limited and librarians usually do not know their students and might never see them again. However, there are some simple strategies that can be easily integrated into existing curricula in order to develop positive relationships with students even in an isolated one-shot session. Learn strategies to build connections with students, hear examples of how these have been used, and demonstrate some of these practices in real-time so participants can experience the benefits for themselves.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover how to make connections with students during a short one-shot session.
  • Construct individual techniques for engaging with students and patrons.


Simon Ringsmuth, Digital Services Librarian, Oklahoma State University

Learn more on the ACRL website and register today!