Library learning goes online, live webcast

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/06/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — Online learning is changing the way schools work. From elementary to graduate school to continuing education—online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and 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 next broadcast of American Libraries Live is airing at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 12 and will cover the topic of "Library Learning Goes Online." This free, streaming video broadcast  can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

Our expert panel includes moderator, Heather Moorefield-Lang, assistant professor of library and information science at the University of South Carolina. The rest of our panel includes:

  • Forrest C. Foster, head of access services and the information commons at Winston-Salem State University
  • Rebecca Miller, assistant director of learning services at Virginia Tech
  • Lauren Pressley, director for learning environments at Virginia Tech
  • Paul Signorelli, writer, trainer, instructional designer, presenter, social media strategist and consultant

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 you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/Unup5H, 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.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Katie Bane, American Libraries magazine, kbane@ala.org, (312) 280-5105. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Liz Steiner, marketing manager, esteiner@ala.org.