The Socially-Distanced Library: Transitioning Faculty to Online Teaching Environments

Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Recorded on 08/04/2020

Posted in Library Leadership and Management

In this webinar:

In the third webinar of this four-part series:

Learn how a cross-functional team—including the library—at Northwestern University developed a practicum to transition faculty to online teaching. You’ll hear how the practicum was conceived and developed and what it looks like in action from the perspective of a librarian tasked with facilitating a faculty cohort. Northwestern had already been providing remote workshops across various working groups, but this program came together specifically as a response to the disruption caused by COVID-19. The webinar will discuss how those groups successfully collaborated to develop the program and how the dynamics played out as the practicum was implemented.

In this series:

Choice and ACRL present a four-part webinar series that provides practical guidance for academic libraries to help their campus communities shift to online instruction and services in a socially-distanced environment. Designed for library leadership as well as front-line staff, the four webinars will address issues such as:

  • Publisher and vendor negotiations for services and content
  • How to identify opportunities in the midst of uncertainty for long-term changes to resources, services, and instruction
  • Planning for a “new mix” of scholarly resource formats
  • Programming designed to transition faculty to online teaching
  • How libraries can be proactive partners in the transition to online instruction and services
  • How academic libraries are reconfiguring their physical spaces

Check out the other three webinars in the series:


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    Tracy Coyne

    Distance Learning and Professional Studies LibrarianNorthwestern University

    Tracy Coyne is the Distance Learning and Professional Studies Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries. She is the liaison to the School of Professional Studies and supports a number of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies programs

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    Michelle Guittar

    Head of Instruction and Curriculum SupportNorthwestern University

    Michelle Guittar is the Head of Instruction & Curriculum Support at Northwestern University Libraries. She also serves as the Latin American Studies Librarian and liaison to the department of Spanish & Portuguese and Latina/o Studies program.