To provide a forum for librarians working with faculty to integrate library resources into courses; to discuss current and future trends and considerations in online learning; to sponsor programs or discussions that highlight effective library/faculty practices in online learning; to conduct projects that explore the intersection of librarian and faculty develoment of online learning programs in the areas of education and behavioral sciences.
Learn more about the activities of the Online Learning Research Committee in the EBSS Manual.
Andrea Hebert and Amanda L. W. Ziegler chair the committee for 2017-2018. The complete Online Learning Research Committee Roster (including previous and next year's appointments) is on the ACRL Web site (sign in required).
Wiki: Online Learning Toolkit (Content last updated: May 2012. The Toolkit is no longer being maintained.)
Recent Publication: "Learning Objects as Tools for Teaching Information Literacy Online: A Survey of Librarian Usage" by Lori S. Mestre, Lisa Baures, Mona Niedbala, Corinne Bishop, Sarah Cantrell, Alice Perez, and Kate Silfen
ALA Midwinter 2009 Current Discussion Topic: OLRC moderated "Facilitating Discussions as an Online Instructor" (See page 5)
OLRC members moderated and presented at the first ever IS ALA Midwinter virtual Current Topic discussion, "Sharing Best Practices for Teaching Information Literacy Online" (See page 5, which also includes the link to the recorded discussion)