Training & Instruction Program Options


Faculty Development

Brown Bags are scheduled over the noon hour every other week during the fall and spring semesters. Each brown bag focuses on a specific topic related to teaching, scholarly work, or other matters of interest to Luther faculty. Topics are announced in advance. Typically one or two facilitators will launch the discussion by sharing best practices, identifying challenges, or presenting models for consideration.

The New Faculty Teaching Group is open to all faculty in their first year of teaching at Luther College. The group gathers every other week to discuss our experiences in the classroom, explore the connection between teaching and scholarship, and learn about campus resources in support of teaching and learning.

Teaching and Technology sessions highlight internet resources and software with potential as pedagogical tools. Sessions often feature one or two faculty members who demonstrate how they have used a particular resource in their teaching. Though designed with faculty in mind, these sessions are open to all.

Library Instruction

If you would like to request a library instruction session please contact the library liaison for your department. Library liaison information can be found by choosing your Area of Study from the drop-down box at

Product Demonstration

A production demonstration is a way to sit back, relax, and see a product in action. Often, product demonstrations are 50-60 minutes in length and scheduled over lunch so that you may bring your meal with you to enjoy dinner and a show.

Skills Training

In order to have hands-on access to a product so that you can experience it yourself, with the guidance of an instructor, skills training is available. The instructor will provide materials so you can follow along and try the exercises yourself. There will also be some time for you to experiment on your own. These sessions are 50-60 minutes in length.


You may have worked with a product previously and have questions, or perhaps you're seeing it for the first time and want to jump right in and experiment with a product. Workshops provide the opportunity to use a product among colleagues, with a trainer available to answer any questions you ask and provide support.

1-on-1 Sessions

There are occasions when you have a very specific question or topic that you want to explore and need a trainer to come to you. LIS staff are available for 1-on-1 sessions upon request. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk for more information.

Online Materials

Anywhere, anytime you have an internet connection, you can peruse the materials that are available online and work through them at your own pace. See for more information.