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Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games BL Webcast

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016Time: 3:00 pm EDTDuration: 60 minJoin the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, March 17 at 3:00 pm EDT for a webcast presentation and discussion…Continue

Tags: instruction, library, badging, games, webcast

Started Mar 2, 2016

Learn about the 3 E's of Open Educational Resources-OERs

Everyone,join us next Thursday (August 21, 2014 1:00pm EDT) as we will explore OERs that engage, enable, and enhance student learning. To learn more and register for the live webinar visit: …Continue

Started Aug 15, 2014

The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective Apr. 10 Webinar | Blended Librarian

For those of you who are interested in learning about our evolving professional skills and positions feel free to attend this free webcast on...Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern The…Continue

Tags: innovation, librarianship, blended, libraries, academic

Started Mar 26, 2014

[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age

Your Name and Title: John Shank, Instructional Design LibrarianLibrary, School, or Organization Name: Penn State Univ.Co-Presenter Name(s):noneArea of the World from Which You Will…Continue

Tags: 2.013Evolving, 2.013LC, 2.013Emerging

Started Sep 24, 2013


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John D. Shank is the Associate Instructional Design Librarian and 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 teaches CAS 283 (Communication and Information Technology) & CAS 383 (Culture & Technology). He developed the Berks Educational Technology Grant Curriculum Program in 2002 and since that time has directed 94 grant projects that have been awarded to 60 faculty, initially impacting 109 courses and more than 3500 students. These initiatives focus on enhancing the student-centered teaching and learning environment. His research interests include the role, use, and impact of instructional technologies in higher education and academic libraries.

He has given hundreds of presentations at conferences, meetings, and workshops. Additionally, he has authored and coauthored a book, book chapters, and articles that focus on library and CMS/LMS integration, Learning Objects (Digital Learning Materials), and the development of instructional design librarian positions. Currently, he serves on the editorial review board for Internet Reference Services Quarterly and is the co-founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair of the Blended Librarian On-line Community (

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The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective Apr. 10 Webinar | Blended Librarian

For those of you who are interested feel free to attend this free webcast on...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern 

The library profession is in the midst of a paradigm shift, thanks to technology and its impact on literacy and learning. With it have come new leadership roles for librarians, roles that require knowledge and skills not traditionally taught in library school programs. Blended librarianship is one way to embrace these…


Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:46am

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