the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Laureen P. Cantwell, Instructional Services Librarian / Asst. Professor
Library, School, or Organization Name: University Libraries, the University of Memphis
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Academic librarians, Administrators of academic libraries, those interested in MOOCs and their future
Short Session Description (one line): While MOOCs are trending, the discussion of librarians within MOOCs--and what their role does/might entail--is beginning to trend, too!
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): A "hot topic" in many educational settings, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are trending big time. In the Global Education Conference (2012), Laureen presented "What teachers can learn as students in MOOCs" - and it got her thinking: What about librarians in MOOCs? What would they be called? (She jokingly calls them "MOOLs.") What would it entail? Do faculty want it? What would their expectations be? ...And much more. After conducting a survey this Spring (May 15-July 1), Laureen digested the literature "out there" and digested the survey. After writing an article for Internet Learning (currently under peer-review), she's coming back to Library 2.013* to share her findings and hypotheses. Join her for an exciting, up-to-the-minute Library 2.013 session and share your thoughts!
*Laureen presented on "Life After Meebo" at the Library 2.012 Conference with Dr. Pam Dennis.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://millenniallibrarian.weebly.com/.
This sounds wonderful. Looking forward to learning from your research.