on October 07, 2021 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Virtual Programming during COVID: What We Wished We Had Known in Advance & What We Learned During the Process

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Originally presented October 6, 2021

This webinar provides an overview of how a group of academic and public librarians in Laramie, Wyoming provided a series of programming about African American poetry and music. 

Presenters talk about how they pivoted from a programming series initially intended to be in-person to a fully virtual set of programs during the COVID pandemic. They share practical tips for what to keep in mind when planning accessible virtual programs, how academic and public libraries can collaborate to create dynamic programming that appeals to all ages, and how you can produce a video event. 

Finally, they discuss the good and the bad and note areas where practices can be improved to help you avoid pitfalls in advance when planning remote programs!

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


Click the link below to download the presentation slides:
Virtual Programming During COVID Slides

Click the link below to access programming resources:
Program Resources

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Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards is a librarian and instructional designer with Niche Academy. She's worked in public and academic libraries across the United States and taught Library and Information Studies at the University of Botswana as part of a Fulbright Fellowship. She's passionate about how libraries help people build individual and community assets.

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