I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Hi Paul, Not sure if I am suppose to post my response here or go to your page and respond...hmm..... Yes, here at Capella the set up used to be similar. Capella contracted with the library entrepreneurial project through Johns Hopkins Univeristy through January 2007. The library had its own database subscriptions so that didn't change.
But starting in January, Capella brought the library in-house and hired 10 librarians. We are all new on the job and providing reference, ILL, etc. and working to figure out the next ways to proceed in terms of instruction and services.
I am interested as well into your ideas about adult learners and Web 2.0 stuff.
While completing my MLS at Indiana University, I worked as a reference assistant for Walden University, another online university. I am curious what types of services/facilities does your library offer? Walden had a contract with IU to help provide materials to Walden students, wondering if Capella has a similar arrangement?