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ALCTS webinar: Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed

Tags: webinar | 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*


ALCTS webinar: Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed


Date: October 9, 2013

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Description: 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.


On October 9, 2013, Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services at Temple University, will offer “Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed.” With higher education in a transformative period, librarians are reviewing trends and thinking about how they will fit into this new landscape which might be called “alt-higher ed.”  Whether a traditional online course, or a MOOC, librarians should be recognized as full partners in curricular development and student support. Steven will discuss how librarians can insert themselves effectively into the conversation and as ‘solutions- providers,’ not solely ‘ingredients-suppliers,’ librarians are true gate-openers in the world of alternative higher education.   


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


Presenter: 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 co-founder of the Blended Librarian’s Online Learning Community on the Learning Times Network and enjoys delivering virtual presentations.



Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $43 ALCTS Member; $59 Non-member; $43 International; $99/129 Group (members/non-members)


This webinar is part of a four part series, please check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.


For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:



ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.