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Friday, June 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Do We Actually Have to Travel to Learn About This? How Libraries in Manitoba Have Been Offering Virtual Presentations to Library Clients & Staff

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Learning through webinars is an educational trend seen worldwide over the last twenty years.  By eliminating the time and expense required of travel, webinars allow participants to attend from multiple locations, and highly-sought after presenters can be attained.  For libraries in Manitoba, there have been many barriers to accessing and providing instruction and education through webinars: Software has been cost prohibitive, access to computers with adequate capacity made webinars inaccessible, and internet reliability and bandwidth availability in rural areas made them unreliable.

Until now.

Recent technological advances have made webinars a feasible option for Manitoban libraries.  This panel will include presentations from librarians who have successfully engaged local and geographically diverse clients via webinar.  Discussion will include: analysis and selection of webinar software, the nuances of presenting by webinar, promotion and communication, managing registrations, and assessment and evaluation.  Come and learn how your library can engage and inspire through webinars!

Moderators
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Orvie Dingwall

Head of Outreach Services, University of Manitoba
Orvie is the Head of Outreach Services at the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, and provides and coordinates library services to regional health authorities in Manitoba. She has served as President of the Canadian Health Libraries Association and... Read More →

Speakers
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Maureen Babb

WRHA Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Maureen Babb is a liaison librarian for the newly established WRHA Virtual Library at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Prior to this, she was the MHIKNET librarian for Manitoba Health. A recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s MLIS program, she completed her... Read More →
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Tania Gottschalk

University of Manitoba
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Gail Matheson

Kivalliq Librarian, University of Manitoba
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Janet Rothney

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Charleswood A