Preconference Workshop (Optional)

Yah, Sure, You Betcha: You Can Create Good-Looking, Usable, Accessible and Unforgettable
Online Library Instruction

Lindsay Matts-Benson (Instructional Designer) and Andrew Palahniuk (Instructional Technologist) from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Thursday, May 9, 1:30-4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (Lake Minnetonka room - 4th floor)
Cost per person: $95

***Registration is now closed***

Creating online research guides, video tutorials and other online library instruction is becoming an increasingly important way for librarians to provide essential instruction to their students. How can librarians assure that these online learning objects are accessible and usable to all students?

In this preconference, the Instructional Design team from the University of Minnesota Libraries will engage participants in exploring the core principles, skills and best practices of universal, instructional and graphic design used in online library instruction. We will share, compare and apply best practices for some authoring and accessibility tools used to create library tutorials and guides. Finally, we will work together to apply what we learned to create a good-looking, usable, accessible and unforgettable online learning object.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain and apply the core skills of universal, instructional and graphic design to online instruction
  • Identify and discover various authoring tools for online instruction and accessibility
  • Incorporate/apply the skills learned in this workshop into the beginnings of a tutorial


2.5 Hours

Required equipment

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop for use during the workshop.


Payment can be made by check, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Mail or fax (734-561-4527) the LOEX 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop Payment Form.
  • To pay with a credit card by phone, call 734-340-2653.
  • There is no online payment option for the pre-conference.
  • You will not be sent a formal invoice; once you are registered, just please pay using the form.