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Registration is closing soon for the following ACRL eLearning Events.  Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!


All Users Are Local: Bringing the Library Next Door to the Campus WorldWide


June 2 – 21, 2008
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Course Description:
This seminar will provide you with the information you need to design a plan for library support of distance education at your institution. The seminar will cover administrative issues, services/resources, and how your home page can be developed to support your distance education program.

All Users Are Local is a primarily asynchronous seminar, allowing participants to work through course material at times convenient to them throughout the week. A threaded discussion topic will be scheduled for each week of the course.  Participants may also choose to schedule live chats with one another or with instructors as they feel necessary. Specific material and activities are expected to be covered during each week of the course.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this seminar, you will:

  • Complete an institutional self-assessment on current involvement and future plans for distant education
  • Assess current library support and set future goals
  • Identify staff and funding needs and sources for future support
  • Identify current and possible future features of a library’s Web site for faculty, students, and staff at distant locations
  • Analyze administrative, design, and content issues with regard to their impact on the library’s Web site

Intended Audience:
Library directors and department heads responsible for library support of established distant education programs or at institutions in the process of developing distant education programs.


Program Review for Academic Libraries


Live Webcast: June 3, 2008
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webcast description:
Has your library recently been included in your institution’s academic program review cycle?  Erin McCaffrey, Digital Systems Librarian at Regis University, will introduce academic program review, discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library and questions to consider in working through the program review process.

Institutional program review guidelines often list the library as a resource for departments undergoing review.  However, more academic libraries are being included in their institution’s review cycle and asked to undergo program review themselves.  This session will introduce academic program review; discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library; and present questions to consider in working through the program review process.  


Coming of Age Online: Observing Student Researchers in Their Native Habitat


Live Webcast: June 10, 2008
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webcast Description:
In 2007, the University of Rochester Libraries completed a two-year study of undergraduates, with a focus on how students conduct research within the context of campus life.  Anthropological methodologies, such as cultural probes, interviews, and mapping diaries, were used to construct a holistic picture of the lives of undergraduates. The results of the study have informed decision making at the Libraries and has helped staff align our efforts with the needs and expectations of the Net Generation.

Participants in the webcast will:

  • Acquire knowledge about a variety of ethnographic methods used in the study.
  • Learn about the particular insights provided by the study about undergraduates at the University of Rochester.
  • Discover how the University of Rochester Libraries used findings from the study to enhance our work with students.

For more information about these and other upcoming learning opportunities, please visit the ACRL eLearning page.