Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group


The Library Support for MOOCs ACRL Discussion Group provides librarians with an opportunity to share information about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses.

As more and more academic institutions offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), librarians are interested in exploring their roles in this new teaching environment. In discussion lists and blogs, at conferences and meetings, librarians have discussed both the challenges and the opportunities that MOOCs provide and the implications of MOOCs as they relate to intellectual property, fair use, licensing, instructional support for instructors and courses, open source content, and supporting students’ acquisition of research and information literacy skills.

The rapid evolution in this area prevents many librarians from keeping abreast of developments on their own. This Discussion Group allows librarians participating in the support and provision of MOOCs to share strategies and resources and also provides an opportunity for networking that could result in collaborations. For librarians not yet involved in MOOCs, the Discussion Group can be a tool for keeping current on the issues.


Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/12/2020. Last retrieved on 07/12/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.


The Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

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