Reinventing the library for online education

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/09/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Reinventing the Library for Online Education with Frederick Stielow. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Drawing from previous classroom and research information services models, Frederick Stielow will discuss the vital skills and implementation approaches that will help persuade your faculty and administrators to get on board with bringing your library into the online classroom. 

Stielow pioneered the development of the Online Library of the American Public University System (APUS), which has served 100,000 students in 120 countries, resulting in a 3,000 percent increase in library visits.  APUS was among the top ten research databases chosen by users.  
In this workshop, Stielow will provide you with guidelines and advice from his own experiences to help get your library on track to support and be integrated in online education. This evidence-based call to action will cover such topics as:
  • developing curriculum-wide course guides;
  • prioritizing librarian-enabled service and community-building skills over collections;
  • presenting the library’s value and how it can save students money on educational resources;
  • developing a Web-conscious awareness for new tools and open Web resources;
  • navigating the sensitivities, politics and bureaucracy of an academic environment.
About the Instructor

Frederick Stielow recently retired as head of American Public University System’s Classroom/ Research Information Services (CRIS).  He is currently a U.S. Commissioner to UNESCO and is adjunct faculty at University of Rhode Island and Galilee Institute in Israel. Stielow previously worked as director of the Walter Reuther Labor Library at Wayne State University, Mid-Hudson Public Library System and the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. He has written more than 100 scholarly articles and 14 books, most recently "Reinventing the Library for Online Education" (ALA Editions, 2014). In 2013 he was honored with the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology and he was named the 2014 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

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