DLS Discussion Group at Midwinter
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Eastern
Join the Distance Learning Section’s discussion group for a lively discussion on topics including the most effective ways/ideas/strategies to market library services and collections to distance/online students; how to make your webpage and research guides more effective; and new ideas for meeting the needs of distance learners. If you have a question, idea, or topic, please join us for informative and interesting discussion.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center 115A
Let us see what you’re doing! Bring screen shots, a printout, or a URL. We’ll compile the examples and links and post them to the DLS Discussion Group’s ALA Connect page for all to see after Midwinter.
Need some reading material for your trip into Philadelphia? Try one of the articles below that addresses the discussion topics:
Adams, K., & Cassner, M. (2000). Marketing library resources and services to distance faculty. Retrieved from Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libraryscience/77/
Bonnand, S., & Hansen, M. A. (2012). From Two Dot to Turkey: Reaching online library users via web conferencing. Urban Library Journal, 18(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.cunylibraries.org/index.php/ulj/article/view/70/pdf
Doucet Rand, A. (2013). A model for designing library instruction for distance learning. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(1-2), 84-92. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2012.705570 (open access beginning 1/21/14)
Hill, J. B., Li, Hongyu, & Macheak, C. (2013). Current practices in distance learning library services as urban and metropolitan universities. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(3), 313-322. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2012.732550 (open access beginning 1/21/14)