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Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Can't Find It, Build Your Own


CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Can't Find It, Build Your Own" on May 29, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. How do we share information and procedures related to acquisitions? We have documents, workshops, dedicated time in meetings in person or Zoom, but is there a better way to provide information and training while freeing up future time? While training can be time intensive, it is a necessity; what if we transition to self-service modules that can be used as a refresher at any time? Our information literacy colleagues have seen success developing asynchronous learning objects that can be slotted into classes, which can free them up to focus on more complex teaching and research. This team of presenters is made up of an acquisitions librarian partnered with an instruction librarian who has experience in the creation of asynchronous content to develop acquisitions based training modules. They identified a platform and used existing training and documentation to scaffold a selection of topics that were aimed at two user groups, Selectors and Acquisitions Staff. Topics covered include understanding the selection interface (GOBI) & searching, selecting, and evaluating items. The modules are highly multimodal—a mix of written descriptions, videos, activities, and games—to keep the material engaging and reinforce topics, while grouping similar concepts to allow for replayability and reinforcement. The presenters will demonstrate and share how they built their modules, their preliminary assessment data, and where they plan to go next.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Cara Calabrese, Acquisitions & Access Librarian, Miami University Libraries; Chair, Core Budget and Finance Committee and Technical Services and System Committee; Oxford, OH
Ginny Boehme, Science Librarian, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
港澳台图库Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer webinars discounts based on the number of registrations you specify at checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend Core member savings to colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant


Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures