Arden Kirkland is an independent digital librarian, providing consulting services for digital collections and online learning. Her years of work in higher education have included a focus on students’ active participation in the construction of multimedia digital collections. Other recent projects include,, and work on the Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management. Find out more about her work at

D4L at NYLA 2017

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join us for NYLA 2017! the Design for Learning Program presents Librarians Learning Online to Teach Online Sponsors: NYBLC and ASLS New York Library Association Annual Conference 2017 Thursday, November 9th from 4:15-5:15pm, Saratoga Springs, NY Online instruction provides libraries of all types a way to reach a wider audience with increased opportunities for learning. In order to be successful, library workers … Continue reading

Launch on WebJunction

blue square with logos for Design4Learning and WebJunction: Design4Learning + WebJunction = Free online program for library workers to learn how to teach online!

  Today we launch our first two modules on – Orientation and Foundation (Instructional Design). Join us to learn how to take your library instruction online! Tell your friends and colleagues: visit to enroll today. More modules will be released over the course of the summer: Diversity and … Continue reading

Design for Learning Online Conference Series

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UPDATE: All webinars were recorded and can be viewed online at Learn how to take your library instruction online! The Design for Learning program (D4L) is pleased to announce a series of 4 free one-hour webinars in May & June, hosted by the South Central Regional Library Council. Each webinar will focus … Continue reading

New and Improved Content Coming this Spring!

Since 2015, we’ve been teaching library workers how to design instruction and teach online, with opportunities to practice teaching online.  Our first cohort began working September 1, 2015 and the second cohort began working February 1, 2016.  They included participants from all types of libraries, subject specializations, and library experience levels, all over the country. … Continue reading