DLIG Spring Workshop

The first of ALAO's annual spring Interest Group workshops has been announced! Distance Learning Interest Group - DLIG - is presenting INOV8: Strategies & Models for Distance Library Services on Friday, April 2th.  The following information is from the ALAO list announcement on February, 17,2012.

INOV8: Strategies & Models for Distance Library Services

  • DATE: Friday, May 11th 
  • LOCATION: Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center, located in West Chester, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati) 
  • COST: $40. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, and all workshop sessions. 
  • STUDENT DISCOUNT: Students pay only $25.—valid student ID must be presented at registration. 
  • DEADLINE: All registrations (with payment) must be received by Friday, April 27th . 
  • TO REGISTER: Visit the ALAO Web site to register securely by Credit Card and for instructions on paying by check. 
  • GET MORE DETAILS: Get directions, lodging information, session descriptions and information about our presenters on the DLIG blog http://distancelibrarians.wordpress.com 

Overview of Workshop Sessions 

Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. and the first session begins at 9:30a.m. The final session should conclude by 3:00 p.m.

A Strategic Plan for Distance Learning Support with Kenneth Burhanna 
You may know the importance of libraries for distance learning, but does your campus community? In this session, you'll get a clearer vision for the strategic role libraries can play in distance learning--a vision you can take back to your campus. Learn additional tools and approaches for providing leadership on distance learning initiatives, models for creating guiding documents and online support tools, and boost awareness of key challenges for libraries in distance learning.

What’s the Fuss? Understanding Why “Quality Matters” with Janet Hurn 
In this session, you’ll learn more about how universities utilize Quality Matters to develop “quality” online courses. What are the standards & how are they met? Even if your institution does not use QM, you’ll gain insights that will help you market your distance library services to faculty teaching online–insights that will help you and your library stay relevant to faculty while supporting the needs of students taking online courses.

Models & Tactics for Embedded Librarians, Panel  Discussion
Robert Zai (Northern Kentucky U.), Lauren Wahman (U. of Cincinnati Blue Ash), Rob Snyder (Bowling Green), and Kenneth Burhanna (Kent State)

Have you ever wondered how other people were doing DL? Each panelist will give a 5 minute overview of what they are doing…and why they chose to do it that way. After viewing sample embedded course content and the panelists’ preferred tools, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, seek guidance, and; share their own methods. Registered attendees will also be invited to submit their questions in advance; details will be included in a DLIG pre-workshop email.

Best Practices: A Collaborative DLIG Workshop Project 
By the end of the panel discussion, the DLIG community will have a clearer perspective on best practices for distance learning library services. As a group, we’ll wrap up the workshop by creating our own Best Practices list that attendees can take back to their institutions.

Need more Details? Get directions, lodging information, session descriptions and information about workshop presenters on our blog at http://distancelibrarians.wordpress.com.