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Beth Filar Williams

Beth Filar Williams has served as the Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Learning at Jackson Library of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2008. She has Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the Johns Hopkins University. She was previously a library consultant serving all types of libraries through the Colorado Library Consortium, a Map Librarian and Unit Head at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a middle school librarian in Howard County Maryland. She blogs at Going Green @ your library, often presenting or writing on this topic as well as e-learning and distance learning concepts, instructional design and technology, technology tools and trends, virtual international collaboration and internships, and even map librarianship. Read more about Beth at http://about.me/filarwilliams

There are 23 included publications by Beth Filar Williams :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Diving in and Learning to Swim as a New Distance Education Librarian. 2012 373 PowerPoint slides from a panel presentation on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 10:30 - 12:00 in room 207C of the Anaheim Convention Center. Presentation offers advice to librarians taking on the role of supporting distance and online learning. This pr...
Diving Into Distance Learning Librarianship, 2013 68 Distance education is not new. The ACRL Distance Learning Section was formed more than 30 years ago, for example, but online learning is now growing rapidly. From 2002 to 2008, undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education course rose fr...
E-Book Use and Interest Among Students at the University of North Carolina Greensboro 2011 26 Slides from a presentation on student E-book interest and usage at UNC Greensboro given at the 2011 Medical Library Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference in Richmond, Virginia. (http://macmla.org/events/2011/meeting.html)
E-Learning Initiatives to Enhance Information and Digital Literacy 2012 405 Power Point slides from the author's section of a panel presentation at the Lily (south) Conference on College and University Teaching. The presentation highlights a variety of ways librarians can support online learning through the use of technologi...
Ebooks: Do They Use Them? Do They Care? 2011 17 Slides from a presentation on student E-book interest and usage given at the Library 2.011 Online Conference (http://www.library20.com/page/2011-conference)
Embedding your Green Message through Asynchronous Learning. 2011 76 This article summarizes a presentation given at the Amigos Library Services Going Green 2 online conference in November 2010. Embedding green messages within your work, tasks, programs, tools, and teaching will passively or subtly inform others witho...
Everybody Teaches! Creating Effective Online e-learning Experiences 2011 95 PowerPoint slides from a pre-conference half-day workshop at the North Carolina Library Association biannual conference in 2011. Uses the ADDIE model to cover designing an online learning experience from educational theories to classroom management t...
Fostering Library as a Place for Distance Students: Best Practices From Two Universities 2011 160 The concept of library as a place is now in action in many academic libraries: from physical library spaces to Web presences. In the constantly growing market of online and distance learning, however, libraries must foster library as a place for stud...
From foundation to tower: building blocks for your library career [Slides] 2013 45 Slides from a presentation on library career stages. Delivered October 18, 2013 at the North Carolina Library Association biennial conference in Winston-Salem, NC. Co-presented by Nataly Blas, Anna Craft, Beth Filar Williams, and Mary Krautter.
Getting Started with Google 2012 426 PowerPoint slides from an online workshop offered to UNCG students and faculty on Google services such as Google Docs, Forms, Labs, Mail Goggles, and Calendar.
Going the Distance without Leaving Your Desk. 2010 401 PowerPoint Slides from a presentation at the UNC Cause Conference in 2011 in Wilmington, NC. Presentation covered the usage of Elluminate and other online tools, suggestions for creating online workshops and how to market distance and online educatio...
Google for Research 2012 101 Slides from an online workshop presented to UNCG faculty and students covering the basics of how Google ranks pages and returns search results, advanced search settings and Google Scholar.
Instructional Technology: It’s a Team Thing. 2010 379 PowerPoint slides from a panel presentation on instructional technologies at the Computers in Libraries 2010 Conference in Arlington, VA
Intro to Creative Commons 2010 385 PowerPoint slides from an online workshop offered to UNCG faculty and students on the Creative Commons license.
It’s not easy being green – the Politics and Issues of Establishing a Green Environment. 2009 402 PowerPoint slides from a keynote panel presentation for The Green Paraprofessional Conference: Repurposing Libraries in a Cost Conscious Economy, North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association Conference in Greenville, NC.
Leading from the Side: getting things done when you aren’t in charge 2012 507 PowerPoint slides from a presentation at the 3rd Annual Share Academy in August 2012. Discusses the difference between leadership and management, and ways to provide leadership without a traditional authority role.
Librarians for Sustainability, a 4 part webinar series 2012 392 PowerPoint slides from a 4 part series of webinars looking at sustainability practices and initiatives in all types of libraries, as well as professional organizations. The series was created, organized, and facilitated to collaborate, share ideas &...
Lighting the Path for Asynchronous Tutorials. 2011 414 PowerPoint slides from a presentation at Lilly South Conference on College and University Teaching in Greensboro NC. Presentation covered the pros and cons of asynchronous learning as well as asynchronous learning tutorials offered at UNCG.
No Money, No Travel, No Problem: UNC Focus Forward 2010 2008 437 PowerPoint slides from a presentation given at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Denver, Co. Summer 2008. The Sustainability Committee of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, decided t...
Review of the Campus Collaborative Tools Strategy at UC Berkeley. 2009 63 The Campus Collaborative Tools Strategy at UC Berkeley http://collab.berkeley.edu/projects/cctsd/ Collaboration tools are becoming popular across campuses. Many institutions are struggling with how to provide support for the multitude of diver...
Scholarly Management 2011 380 PowerPoint slides from a presentation to UNCG faculty and students on Libguides and other resources to help researchers keep up with current information.
Training the Trainer for a Virtual Classroom 2012 112 As distance education was beginning to grow at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the libraries garnered their own virtual room through the campus wide license for Blackboard Collaborate. Having a virtual room allows for the librarians t...
Twitter in 30 minutes 2011 430 PowerPoint slides from an online workshop provided to UNCG faculty and students covering the basic operations of Twitter, mobile applications, and how it is and can be used in academia.