ACRL president Mary Reichel to hold live webcast on The Changing Library

Contact: Stephanie Orphan


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

January 2002

ACRL president Mary Reichel to hold live webcast on "The Changing Library"

Mary Reichel, president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and university librarian, Appalachian State University, will explore some of the new functions of libraries, and the campuses they are a part of, in "The Changing Library: The Academic Library as a Physical and Virtual Space," a live webcast January 29th at 2 p.m. (EST).

Some of the topics covered in the webcast are:

  • In this day and age of virtual reference systems, online catalogues and online teaching and learning, what is the role of the physical library?
  • What do education professionals need to know about the changing use of libraries by students?
  • When courses go online how do students get access to the valuable resources they need?

"The Changing Library" is part of TLT Group's Online Interview Series. The webcast will be in an interview format, moderated by Steve Gilbert, president of the TLT Group. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter in real time. The event also will be archived and transcribed. Horizon Live's webcasting tools will be used to facilitate the event.

Registration is free, but early registration is encouraged. For more registration information visit

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. ACRL's 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace. ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the
ACRL Web site. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.