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Free Online Presentation: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Assessment of Online Learning with LIS Students

  • 1.  Free Online Presentation: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Assessment of Online Learning with LIS Students

    Posted May 08, 2024 06:58 AM

    FREE Online Presentation: Free Online Presentation: Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Assessment of Online Learning with LIS Students

    Presented by Samantha Harlow & Jenny Dale, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 1-2 p.m. CST


    Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rGC1BzBXRyWY1Xedb_sUlA

    Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee


    Asynchronous online learning has been an increasingly popular mode of education delivery in recent years and has many advantages for accessible and engaging learning experiences, particularly within academic libraries. More than ever, librarians are creating online learning objects and course content that can be used at the point of need, embedded in online courses, and assigned to students in a flipped classroom approach. But with the popularity of online learning, is this content diverse, accessible, inclusive, and useful to academic library users? How can librarians find the time to incorporate sustainable assessment of asynchronous learning spaces to determine its value? In this webinar, an online learning librarian and head of research, outreach, and instruction at an academic, mid-sized public university will discuss a strategy to create a diversity, equity, and inclusion audit for a suite of research tutorials, as well as an accessibility audit used on SpringShare LibGuides. All of these projects involved Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate students, so a collaborative approach to this kind of assessment and evaluation of content will be discussed. The presenters will describe our work with these emerging LIS professionals through a combination of graduate assistantships, paid internships, and practicum experiences. We will include some interactive polls that allow for large audiences, share what we have learned from working with graduate students on inclusive learning projects and assessment work, and discuss future plans for collaborative approaches to creating and evaluating inclusive online learning content. 

    Presenter Bios:

    Samantha Harlow (she/her/hers) is currently the Online Learning Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as serving as a liaison. In this job she works with the Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI) UNCG University Libraries department to train and assist liaison librarians with online learning, including creating accessible digital objects, managing the UNCG Libraries Research Tutorials, integrating the library in the learning management system (LMS) Canvas, and hosting a variety of virtual events for online and face-to-face students and instructors. 

    Jenny Dale (she/her/hers) is Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI) at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. In this role, she supervises liaison librarians and other ROI personnel and provides leadership on research, student success, and information literacy initiatives. She also serves as a liaison to several academic programs. Prior to taking on this role, she served as the Information Literacy Coordinator at UNCG Libraries. 

    This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 1-2 p.m. CST. Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rGC1BzBXRyWY1Xedb_sUlA

    If you can't make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you'll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

    Please direct questions and concerns to Jane Hammons (hammons.73@osu.edu). A full list of the committee's past programs is available on the ULS website.

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    Alicia Vaandering (pronouns: she/her)
    Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian
    University of Rhode Island
    Carothers Library, Office #125

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