Tools for Instruction and Literacy

Inclusive Online Instruction

Learn how to create inclusive library instruction in an online environment. This session covers polling tools, using breakout rooms, providing captioning and/or transcripts, best practices for asynchronous video instruction, learning activities they’ve translated from in-person to online teaching, and making an environment where students feel valued with practices like pronoun go ‘rounds. Facilitators from UNC-Chapel Hill share lessons learned from remote teaching, and provide an opportunity for participants to share their instruction hot tips with each other.

What Is Data Literacy and Why Is It Important?

Learn about what data literacy is and why it’s important for librarians of all types. Presenters examine data literacy in both public and academic library contexts and how this is already an integral part of librarians’ work. This session ends with a discussion of how librarians can leverage data literacy skills to become better advocates for themselves, their libraries, and communities.

Essential Tools for Health Literacy

This session covers the basics of finding and evaluating health information online, including government and NGO websites intended for use by patients and families with different needs and reading levels, and more advanced sources for those who may want to delve deeper into health and biomedical research. Facilitators go over some basic guidelines for evaluating health information reported in the media and beyond, and for questions to ask your health providers.

Who Owns What?, Who Gets To Use It?, and Who Cares?: Copyright and Digital Media in the Classroom

"Can I read stories aloud to my students in the virtual classroom and post the video to YouTube? Where can I find openly licensed materials for inspiring, no-worries slides? And who actually owns all this stuff, anyway?" Copyright issues in education could feel complicated even before the pandemic. In this session, attendees review the fundamentals of copyright and explore questions about how the law supports your instruction.

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