Implementing a Successful Workshop Series From Scratch

If you’ve ever considered starting a workshop series at your library, but wrote it off as too much work, then think again!
With a little planning and creativity, you can design a beneficial and engaging workshop series without the stress.

Attend RUSA’s webinar “Implementing a Successful Workshop Series From Scratch” where Melissa Mallon, Coordinator of Library Instruction at Wichita State University Libraries, will provide recommendations and best practices for planning and implementing a successful workshop series, including developing enticing topics, successful advertising techniques, and tips for community buy-in.

The webinar will be held Friday, April 26, 2013: 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central Time).
Registration will close at 5pm Central time Thursday, April 25—that’s tomorrow!
Register here:

Registration fees start at $40 for RUSA members. We also have group registrations available!
You can do a single-login group for $99 or $38/person for two or more participants from the same library, library system or network.

This webinar is a valuable investment for reference and instruction librarians; academic public services librarians; and public librarians in charge of adult or teen outreach, reference, and/or instruction.

Learning outcomes for this webinar:
–Participants will analyze potential workshop topics in order to determine the best approach for their library community.
–Participants will evaluate best practices for advertising in order to increase the number of workshop attendees.
–Participants will complete a workshop series template in order to formulate a strategy for workshops at their institution.

A bit more about our presenter, Melissa Mallon: In addition to her duties as Instruction Coordinator, Melissa is the liaison librarian for the School of Business, the School of Communication, and the department of English. She received her MLIS from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include instructional design, information & digital literacies instruction, and educational technologies for use in distance learning. Find her on Twitter: @librarianliss

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