New Year, New ACRL e-Learning

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ACRL elearning logoStart your 2019 off right by registering for an ACRL e-Learning event! ACRL is offering a variety of new online learning opportunities to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Learn more about these events on the ACRL website.

January 2019

Mindfulness in Libraries (January 14-February 8, 2019)
While a trendy term, mindfulness practice is thousands of years old; further it is a secular, evidence-based practice with practical applications to everyday life and work.This online course will examine what mindfulness is, how mindfulness works, the benefits of mindfulness, and how to practice mindfulness and cultivate its benefits.

Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace (January 31, 2019)
As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace.

February 2019

Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues – Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library (February 21, 2019)
Misinformation and fake news are deeply complex and often fraught issues that can be difficult to address in the library. Misinformation is in many respects designed to play on people’s emotions, to polarize issues, and to heighten controversy.  Unpack some of the trends, concepts, and ideas surrounding misinformation, and discuss and explore strategies and techniques for addressing controversial or polarizing information in the library. Leave with concrete strategies and action plans for tackling controversial topics, misinformation, and media literacy.

Impostor Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and solutions (February 28, 2019)
Impostor syndrome is a form of anxiety characterized by lack of confidence in one’s own knowledge and competence, the feeling that success is undeserved, and a fear that one will be “revealed” as an impostor. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.

March 2019

Training LIS Students and New Librarians for Careers in Instruction – Part One (March 6 and March 13, 2019)
Teaching and presentation skills are crucial in librarianship, and many new librarians can feel uncertain in these roles due to no formal training.  It’s important to help LIS students and new librarians develop these skills in order that they feel comfortable running a classroom and presenting to different departments across campus. This special 2-part series will provide practical and teachable approaches for librarian faculty of library and information science students, or librarians mentoring new librarians, to help you prepare them to succeed in their future careers as instruction librarians.

April 2019

Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (April 24, 2019)
“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience.

May 2019

An Introduction to the Creative Commons (May 15, 2019)
In this interactive webcast, sort fact from fiction by exploring each of the seven Creative Commons licenses in-depth, reviewing relevant court cases to see what they tell us about the use of CC licensed works, and explore best practices for licensing our own works under CC licenses and helping our patrons to do the same.