Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ready2Net eLearning webcasts series

Thanks to CARL North IT member Jackie Siminitus (Library Advocate, AT&T California) for this post.

The award-winning READY2NET (R2N) series serves as a national forum for structured discussions about the key eLearning and information technology issues that affect students, faculty, campus officials, institutions, and the public. The Ready2Net programs bring together leaders from higher education, industry, government, and other sectors. The Ready2Net programs are available free, broadcast live via satellite and streamed over the Net. An archive of previous webcasts is available.

Registration required.

June 14, 2007:
Libraries, Coffee, and Surfing

The library’s longstanding function as the academic center of a campus has shifted. Many libraries have added digital media centers, and social and group workspaces in their portfolios of services. Librarians now define the library as an encompassing, multi-functional facility and virtual space centered on learning, the discovery of information, and collaboration. Coffee stands, cafés, and other social spaces demonstrate this shift towards accommodating the requirements of library patrons. This R2N program explores the library’s changing and often challenging roles—including benefits to its users, possibilities for its future, and threats to the library that we know today.


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