Online learning trends examined in new American Libraries Live episode

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/03/2013

Contact:

Jill Davis
Marketing Manager
ALA Editions
1-800-545-2433 ext. 5418
editionsmarketing@ala.org

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 9 with a new episode: “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?

The hour-long  interactive discussion will be led by Sarah Steiner, technology author and social work and virtual services librarian at Georgia State University Library, and will include the following expert panelists:

  • John Shank, instructional design librarian and associate director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at Penn State University;
  • Lauren Pressley, associate director for learning and outreach at Virginia Tech University Libraries.

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand.  We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/TvKJ4 or 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.

Upcoming episodes include "New Technologies in Library Equipment" (June 6), "Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems" (July 30), and "Digging into New Databases" (Sept. 12).  For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine, dglewis@ala.org, (770) 333.1281. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Jill Davis, marketing manager, jdavis@ala.org, (312) 280-5418.

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