Online Tutorials, Virtual Tours, and Cyber Assignments

January 22, 2001

Exploring the New Frontiers of Library Instruction (This is a repeat of the Instruction Section 2000 Preconference — Library Instruction on the Web.)

Thursday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Denver, Colorado

a preconference to the ACRL 10th National Conference

This preconference (a repeat performance of last summer’s well-received Instruction Section preconference, “Library Instruction on the Web”) is designed to give instruction librarians the opportunity to immerse themselves in the issues and techniques surrounding the delivery of instruction via the World Wide Web.

The preconference will feature Dennis Glenn, Visual and Curriculum Design Specialist at Northwestern University, as keynote speaker. As manager of Northwestern’s Advanced Media Production Studio at Northwestern University, Dennis oversees a department that partners with faculty on digital media applications for teaching and research. He has done some very innovative work in the areas of Web-based instructional design and how people learn through this medium, which he will discuss in his talk, titled “Teaching and Learning in 3D Environments.” Following the keynote will be a series of topical sessions in which presenters will offer examples of how effective and innovative Web-based library instruction can be designed and delivered.

  • Session One: Designing Interactive Web-based Tutorials

    Nancy Dewald, Pennsylvania State University

  • Session Two: Bringing User Input into the Design Process

    Ruth Dickstein, University of Arizona

  • Session Three: Partnering with Faculty in the Development and Design of Web-based Instruction

    Karen Diller, Washington State University, and Dena Hutto, Reed College

  • Session Four: Understanding Concepts of Web Page Design

    Dennis Glenn, Northwestern University

The registration fee is $150 ACRL member, $190 ALA member, $230 Nonmember, $75 Student. Lunch and refreshments are included.

To register and to keep up with the latest preconference information, visit the ACRL 10th National Conference Web site at

To read more about this preconference, visit

For more information, please contact Irene Weiner ( or Natalie Pelster (, co-chairs of the preconference planning task force.