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ALCTS webinar: Creating Effective Webinars

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition, resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided.

Learning outcomes:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Design better presentations.

* Understand how to prepare for delivering the presentation (producer/tech support).

* Better engage the audience.

* Prepare for the unexpected, technical and otherwise, during the webinar

* Understand some of the basic features of “web conference” software and how to use them to your advantage.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in giving a webinar or who wants to improve his/her techniques in giving a webinar.


Maurice Coleman is the Technical Trainer at a Harford County Public Library in Maryland. He has presented numerous virtual and face to face presentations on social media, technology implementation, and presentation and training skills. In addition, he hosts the library training and presentation podcast T is for Training at http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010. He can be found through Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

Jill Hurst-Wahl teaches on-campus and online for Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and is a contributor to the “T is for Training” podcast. Jill is a frequent conference presenter, including sessions in 2016 at Computers in Libraries, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, and the Academic Librarians Conference in New York State. Jill can be found online at https://ischool.syr.edu/people/directories/view/jahurst/ and through Twitter at @jill_hw.


Registration Fees:  Free

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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