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Spring Fling 2013: Extending Your Reach
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Extending Your Reach: Instructional Design for Online Learning Environments

Four academic librarians discuss how to extend your influence in campus online learning environments. Learn how to strengthen student engagement and learning through intentional and reflective online instructional design, create online video tutorials, use learning object repositories and build online professional learning communities. Best practices, instructional design tips and other takeaways will be provided. This program is presented by CLA's Academic Interest Group.

Presenters: Katherine Becvar, College of San Mateo; Lesley Farmer, CSU Long beach, Mary McMillan, Marymount College; Beth Wrenn-Estes, SJSU

The webinar took place Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Access to a recording of the webinar may be purchased. Visit the registration page for more information.

  • Non-member: $35
  • Member: $25
  • Student member: $15

Workshop attendees said:

  • "It was great!"
  • "I found the topic, format and delivery exceptional."
  • "Great selection of presenters. I would appreciate hearing any of them speak again."
  • "Practical advice from seasoned professionals."

About the presenters

Katherine Becvar is an adjunct reference instruction librarian at College of San Mateo, specializing in the arts and social sciences. She also serves as the Academic Representative to the board of BayNet, the Bay Area Library and Information Network. In additional to her work as a librarian, she also owns her own business, Blue Moon Designs, making fashionable utility belts and other costume accessories.

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor, Coordinates the Librarianship program at California State University Long Beach. Dr. Farmer received her M.S. in Library Science from U of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Ed.D. in Adult Education from Temple University. Dr. Farmer has worked as a library media teacher in K-12 school settings as well as in public, special and academic libraries. She serves as International Association for School Librarianship VP Association Relations, edits the IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section newsletter, chaired the Educators of Library Media Specialists Section of AASL, and chaired the Education Section of Special Libraries Association. Dr. Farmer is a frequent presenter and writer for the profession. Her latest books include Neal-Schuman Technology Management for School Library Media Centers (with Marc McPhee, 2010), Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research (with Doug Cook, ALA, 2011), and Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States (Scarecrow Press, 2012).

Mary McMillan is the Director of Library Services at Marymount College. She earned her MLIS from San Jose State University and a BA in Communications with a Film & TV production emphasis from Loyola Marymount University. In addition to managing the strategic direction and operations of her Library, Mary teaches an online Information Literacy course and a freshman seminar course for the college. She currently serves on the CLA Academic Interest Group Program Committee, the SCELC Program & Professional Development Committee and has been an active member in the reorganization of the CARL-CALM interest group. Research interests include information literacy, instructional design and online learning, library management, strategic planning and assessment. In addition to prior librarian positions at the Long Beach Public Library and New York Film Academy, Mary spent nine years working in film production and network television marketing.

Beth Wrenn-Estes is a full-time lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and Psychology from the University of Colorado and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Denver. Beth has worked in both school and public library environments and was the Manager of Technical Services, Collection Development and Acquisitions for Denver Public Schools in Colorado. Before she started teaching for SJSU she was at Lone Tree Library in Douglas County, CO where she was a youth services librarian and was responsible for both programming and services. She is passionate about libraries and especially serving youth. Her research interests are in information seeking behaviors of youth and serving disconnected youth in public and school populations. She has also spoken at conferences in 2011 and 2012 on e-Portfolios in Online Learning: Student and Faculty Perspectives. Beth received the School of Library and Information Science/SJSU Outstanding Teacher Award in 2012.

Please email Jade Winn, Chair, CLA Academic Interest Group

Terms and Conditions for the Live Event

  • Registration closes Thursday, March 28, at 5:00pm PDT. Registration payments must be received at the CLA office by Thursday, March 28, at 5:00pm PDT for your registration to be processed and the webinar password and information to be sent to you.
  • Refunds cannot be issued within three weeks of an event taking place.
  • All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee.
  • Events costing $25 and under are not eligible for refunds.
  • Group rates: one person must register for the entire group and the login information will be sent to that person. If the person registering the group is a CLA member the group is entitled to the member rate. Group rates are intended for four or more individuals viewing the webinar together. The login information you use may only be used on one machine.
  • The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all registrants at a later date.
  • Your registration for a Spring Fling program constitutes permission to utilize photos taken of you at the event for news, promotion, and similar purposes.
  • Please contact the CLA Executive Director if you have questions.


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