Instructional Design for Librarians: Basic Concepts and Practical First Steps

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This class is designed to provide librarians with a foundational understanding of instructional design concepts that can put them on a path for creating effective online instructional experiences. The session will include an introduction to the instructional design process, followed by a sample workflow for creating an online learning object. Attendees are encouraged to come with a specific instruction need in mind that they can use to practice with the process. Although this topic is particularly salient for academic librarians who teach online, the content can be applicable to any librarian who develops online materials to help patrons effectively and independently navigate library resources.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of an instructional design process.
  • Identify and articulate an instructional need and an audience for which to create online learning resources.
  • Create a workflow to develop an online learning object based on an instructional need.

Instructor: Melody Diehl Detar

Melody Diehl Detar is an Instructional Design Librarian at Duquesne University. She has been an instructional librarian for over 8 years and takes a great interest in creating effective learning experiences online. She is also an active advocate for the use of open educational resources.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.