Georgia Public Library Offering Free Webcast on Instructional Design for Librarians

Blended librarians may already be familiar with instructional design but for those newer to things this free webinar may be a good way to learn more about the basics of instructional design:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 2:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00

Many librarians find that teaching patrons, colleagues, and other stakeholders is a significant part of their work, regardless of their role in the library. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where or how to begin, this session is a straightforward introduction to designing, developing, implementing and assessing instruction. We will cover what the discipline of instructional design is, some of the most popular models in the field, and suggestions for applying instructional design inside and outside your library.

Karen Viars: After completing a Master’s degree at Georgia State University in Instructional Design and Technology, and starting a career in developing sales training for a Fortune 500 company, Karen Viars completed her library degree at the University of Tennessee. She is currently a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Georgia State University, Perimeter College.

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