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Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs


What can you do to make your hybrid program interactive and engaging for people in the room and at home? In this webinar, moderator Melissa Wong will share strategies for engaging audience members in the hybrid environment. We’ll explore tools and activities that are simple, fun, and effective, and have time for some hands-on practice.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify free tools for audience interaction and engagement in hybrid programs.
  • Identify strategies for success when selecting, planning, and using tools for audience interaction and engagement.

Picture of woman with dark hair, glasses, and smiling.Melissa A. Wong is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she teaches courses in reference, instruction, elearning, and academic librarianship. Melissa is the co-editor of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th edition, with Laura Saunders, and co-author, also with Laura Saunders, of the open access textbook Instruction in Libraries and Information Settings: An Introduction. She was the 2022 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award forLarge orange capital letter I. Logo for University of Illinois.  contributions to reference librarianship and the 2012 recipient of the university’s Campus Award for Excellence in Online and Distance Teaching.



This webinar will be presented online via Zoom. Closed captions will be enabled during the presentation, and we will email a copy of the chat transcript to all attendees within 48 hours of the webinar. We will also email out a copy of the presenter's slideshow at least 24 hours in advance. If you need other reasonable accommodations, please reach out to us via email at or by calling 312-280-5045 by Monday, October 3rd. Requests made after that date may not be able to be provided.  

Funding for this webinar has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organization Grant.

Both ALA members and non-members can attend this webinar. If you are a member, click on the "Register" button, and log into your ALA account to be taken to the recording. If you are not a member, please click on the "Register" button, scroll down under the "Login" button and create a new account by clicking on "Don't yet have an ALA account? Make one!"