Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.

The role of the librarian as a solutions provider to the online learning community is explored in this session. Whether a traditional online course or a MOOC, librarians should be recognized as full partners throughout the development process. Learn how librarians can get into the conversation.

Get more information on the ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs.

Who Should Attend?

Librarians, library administrators, and library educators interested in supporting and enhancing libraries’ preparation of and participation in MOOCs.


Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University and served as the president of ACRL for 2012–13. Steven writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library management, higher education, design thinking and user experience. He is a cofounder of the Blended Librarian’s Online Learning Community on the Learning Times Network and enjoys delivering virtual presentations.


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

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For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or