Monday, May 6, 2013

May: Library Learning Goes Online


American Libraries Live on Thursday, May 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern— Sarah Steiner leads an interactive discussion on “Library Learning Goes Online.” From elementary schools to graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?

Steiner, technology author and Social Work and Virtual Services Librarian at Georgia State University Library, will be joined by expert panelists:

• John Shank, Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at Penn State University
• Lauren Pressley, Head of Instruction at Wake Forest University Libraries

Please join us for this free video broadcast, Thursday, May 9. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/TvKJ4 or just go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org .

Future scheduled broadcasts include:
• June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
• July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
• Sept 12: Digging into New Databases

We hope you’ll take advantage of and enjoy this free way to participate and stay updated on the issues.