Libraries and MOOCs: Role, Opportunities, Pitfalls

As campuses debate the opportunities and impacts of MOOCs, libraries are also exploring the changing teaching and learning environment. This webinar will explore the variety of roles and skills associated with successful MOOCs, including partnerships to be fostered, opportunities to build on existing expertise, and questions about relevance to library missions.


Sarah Bordac is the Head of Instructional Design for the Brown University Library, and has worked on the development of MOOCs at Brown University. She works with issues of media and information literacy curriculum in undergraduate teaching and learning, which draw on her skills as a librarian, instructional designer, educational technologist in museum, library and higher education learning environments. Sarah has an M.A. in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and an MLIS from Simmons College.

Date & Times

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

sessions are approximately one hour and begin at

11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern


  Fee ($USD)
Participant Each Series of 4
ALCTS Member (individual) 43 138
Nonmember (individual) 59 189
International (individual) 43 138
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group 99 317
Nonmember group 129 413

Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


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