Free American Libraries Live broadcast discusses 'Going Beyond Google'
For Immediate Release
American Library Association
CHICAGO — Why do we need librarians when we have Google and other search tools? This frequent question deserves a thoughtful answer, and in the next broadcast of American Libraries Live an authoritative panel will talk about librarians’ value as experts and how to effectively convey it to the public. Please tune in Thursday, at 2 p.m. Eastern on June 12 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Sponsored by OCLC, “Going Beyond Google” will include a panel discussion with:
- Beth McDonough, National Board certified teacher in school library media, research and instruction librarian at Western Carolina University and co-author of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide”;
- Joanna M. Burkhardt, professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett, and co-author of “Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students”;
- Nikki Krysak, head of instructional services at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.;
- John McCullough, Product Manager, Discovery at OCLC.
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