ACRL, Maryland Chapter

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2012 Conference Highlights: Creating Tutorials Using Screencasting Software

Each week between now and the 2012 MLA/DLA Joint Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 9-11 at the Clarion Resort – Fountainbleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD. Registration is open now, and early bird rates are good through March 15. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). 

Creating Tutorials Using Screencasting Software (Pre-Conference)
Wednesday, May 9
noon – 5pm

Video tutorials have become an established method of delivering online, point-of-need help to library patrons. If you have not ventured into this arena yet, here is your chance! This pre-conference will give you hands-on experience using the screencasting software Camtasia and will guide you through the steps of producing your own online video tutorials – from planning to recording to assessment. Join a skilled team of librarians as they demonstrate Camtasia and discuss best practices involved in the process of creating screencasts. Registration for this pre-conference includes a complimentary headset and one-year subscription to the screencasting application JingPro. Note: registration will be limited to 15 participants. Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.


Kristin Bernet

Kristien Bernet, Librarian, DC Regional Library Resource Centers, Johns Hopkins University

Steve Heslip

Steve Heslip, Director of User Experience, Johns Hopkins University

Sharon Morris

Sharon Morris, Library Services Manager, DC Regional Library Resource Centers, Johns Hopkins University

Steve Stich

Steve Stich, Librarian, Johns Hopkins University

Chella Vaidyanathan

Chella Vaidyanathan, Librarian, Johns Hopkins University

Feraz Ashraf

Feraz Ashraf, Librarian, DC Regional Library Resource Centers, Johns Hopkins University


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