Target Audience: Librarians looking for ways to enhance their digital presence among patrons, especially through the use of custom-made instructional modules and digital media
1) Participants will be able to identify the latest trends involving patron learning habits, especially with regard to technology and digital media.
2) Participants will explore the process of creating library instructional guides that are tailored for today’s users, using two different methods—a purpose-built design and LibGuides; participants will understand the challenges and successes of each method.
This program will explore the depth of student engagement with digital media, specifically how to manage and deal with information-complacent patrons through new methods of engagement within instructional materials. Two librarians will share their case studies of how they incorporated digital media tools into their instructional materials in an effort to engage today’s tech-savvy patrons, and will also inspire participants to incorporate digital media into their own instructional materials and library guides by showcasing an exemplary librarian-created product, Lawbore, (http://lawbore.net/) and its sister site Learnmore (http://learnmore.lawbore.net/). The speakers will then provide participants with ideas and tips on how the average librarian with limited resources and IT knowledge can create his or her own digital media-enhanced products using tools such as LibGuides.