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Libraries and Online Learning: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

Friday, January 25, 2013
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, US/Pacific

Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment. This symposium offers a unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

From local public libraries to national and transnational digital public libraries, from primary schools to research universities, libraries increasingly provide for learners' virtual educational experiences. In this symposium attendees will learn to foster the strategic relationships possible between libraries and online learners.


8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Online Learning and Libraries. Speaker: Mike Eisenberg

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Online Learning in K-12 Education. Speaker: Karl Nelson

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Embedding the Library into the Online Learning Experience in Higher Education. Speaker: Meredith Farkas

11:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Services Strategy for Multifaceted Public Instruction. Speaker: Félix Reyes

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hands-on Activity. Online Learning Program Development (Félix Reyes)

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. I'm Not Sure Where We're Going, but Push the Accelerator Pedal to the Floor. Speaker: Jonathan Grudin

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