Webcast - Communities of Conscious Design: Planting and Pruning Your Way to an Effective Online Community
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
John Shank's insight:
Click on the NEW link below to join the Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guest speaker for this webcast Naomi House, Founder, Editor & Publisher for INALJ.com (I Need A Library Job), as she shares practical insights for building and sustaining an online community. House will also address how Blended Librarian skills could help librarians to explore new opportunities in the job market, as she describes how INALJ is helping expand and educate information professionals about the wide variety of positions we have or can learn the necessary skills to succeed.
"A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and working room in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus." Libraries are great spaces for this - the future library is transforming from a collection space to a creator place. That is exciting!
Will librarians play a different role with MOOCs then they do with traditional online distance education courses? If nothing else the enrollment size of many MOOCs is at a far greater scale then traditional online courses. This conference was a good start for thinking about how librarians support their organization's MOOC initiatives.
Panel discussion on MOOC audiences with Howard Lurie of EdX, Deirdre Woods of U of Penn and Margaret Donnelan Todd of County of Los Angeles Public Library at MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge.
John Shank's insight:
Is the future of librarians - MOOCbrarians? Or maybe we need to start LIBRARYx.
The LibValue 2013 webcast series highlights results from the LibValue project, a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries create value through teaching and learning,...
Feel free to share the most recent Blended Librarian recorded webcast with any interested collegues. It focused on practical tips and resources for creative, cost-effective and sustainable online library instruction.