ERIC Number: EJ1206772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Virtual and Valued: A Review of the Successes (and a Few Failures) of the Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Inaugural Virtual Conference and Monthly Webinars
Peuler, Mollie; McCallister, Kelly C.
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, v13 n1-2 p104-114 2019
Planning and implementing online professional development opportunities is challenging but attainable. This paper explains how a group of librarians from different institutions worked to plan, market, implement, and evaluate monthly webinars as well as an inaugural online conference, despite never meeting in person. The web conferences began in-state and grew to include presenters and attendees from across the nation. A review of available web-conferencing technologies will be provided, including free and open-source options. This paper includes details about the planning process, including subcommittee collaborations, social media marketing, and day-of logistics. Failures during event planning and execution--and tips to avoid them--will be discussed, as well as next steps looking forward.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teleconferencing, Librarians, Program Development, Marketing, Academic Libraries, Social Media, Program Evaluation, Professional Development, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina