With the abundance of cloud-based presentation options, librarians must decide what medium is best for various types of instruction. Slide decks and screencasts have a myriad of pros and cons, but can be effectively used in varying situations. Best practices of both choosing an appropriate medium as well as using that particular medium to it's highest potential will be discussed.
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Questions?Abby Bedford, MSIScience LibrarianGrand Valley State Universitybedforda@gvsu.edu