Mar 19th, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Is There Anybody Out There? Online Training Technology, Tips, and Analysis

Deborah Copperud, James J Hill Reference Library
Jennifer Hootman, MINITEX Library Information Network
Beth Staats, MINITEX Library Information Network
Matt Lee, MINITEX Library Information Network
Lynn Beck, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


This session will discuss webinar software and other tools that can be used to provide online training opportunities, some of the advantages of online training, how to avoid common pitfalls, and tips for organizing and facilitating successful online workshops. Session presenters will also cover analysis from the University of Minnesota libraries of user reaction/responses to online training vs. in-person training.

Deborah Copperud is a Librarian at the James J Hill Reference Library. Jennifer Hootman, Beth Staats and Matt Lee are Reference Librarians at the MINITEX Library Information Network. Lynn Beck is Orientation and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities.