Making Connections: Strategies for effective, engaging one-shot library lessons

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Eastern

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.
  • Contruct individual techniques for engaging with students and patrons.

Simon Ringsmuth, Digital Services Librarian, Oklahoma State University


Pricing is listed to the right on this page. To register, use the register button to checkout. You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. If you are an ACRL member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the ACRL discount rate.

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6-9 25%
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Tech Requirements

ACRL Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared shortly after the live event.


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