the future of libraries in the digital age
We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).
This is a conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future.
This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
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We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.
The call for proposals is now open HERE.
Instructional Designers, technologists, and online learning specialists are in high demand across all levels of education as it shifts online. In 2004, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was established to promote the adoption of instructional design and technology as a vital skill set for librarians seeking to more deeply integrate their teaching and learning initiatives into the curriculum and community. Since then, instructional design and dedicated staff positions to support it, have become more commonplace in and critical to libraries, particularly at colleges and universities, but they are by no means ubiquitous.
This edition of Library 2.019 will bring together the community of librarians, instructional designers and other educators whose work happens at the intersection of instructional design, educational technology, learning, and libraries. This is also a conference for those wanting to learn more about how instructional designers are advancing the educational mission of their libraries and institutions, how the latest innovations in educational technology are being applied in libraries and classrooms, and what we can expect as instructional design and technology transitions from a peripheral to core function within libraries. While the future of libraries may be uncertain and unpredictable, this is an opportunity to explore how library professionals and their colleagues can shape it through the application of instructional design and technology.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryid on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
KEYNOTE PANEL: (organized and moderated by John Shank and Steven Bell - more to come!)
|Steven J. Bell
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University
Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, textbook affordability, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a past-president of ACRL. He currently writes at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He authors weekly columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library." He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership.” Steven is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University's iSchool where he teaches the Design Thinking seminar. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to http://stevenbell.info
|John D. Shank
Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library at Penn State University Libraries
John D. Shank is currently the Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library. He was one of the first Instructional Design Librarians in the country and was promoted to the rank of Full Librarian in 2013. He also is the founding Director of The Center for Learning & Teaching at Penn State Berks. Prior to his appointment in July 2001, he held positions at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Montgomery County Community College. He was selected by Library Journal in 2005 as a Mover and Shaker.
His responsibilities include teaching, administration, research, and service. He has taught courses on Communications & Information Technology as well as Culture & Technology. His faculty development efforts include developing the Berks Educational Technology Grant Curriculum Program in 2002. Over the past decade he has directed more than 90 grant projects that have been awarded to 60 faculty, initially impacting over 100 courses and more than 3500 students. These initiatives focus on enhancing teaching pedagogy and the learner-centered educational environment. His research interests include the role, use, and impact of instructional technologies in higher education, online teaching and academic libraries.
He has given hundreds of presentations at conferences, meetings, webinars, and workshops. Additionally, he has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and articles that focus on library integration into learning management systems, Learning Objects (OERs & Interactive Learning Materials), and the development of instructional design librarian positions. He is the co-founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair of the Blended Librarian On-line Community (http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/), as well as a reviewer for the Journal College & Research Libraries.
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.