A Model to Re-Design and Integrate Robust Library Resources and Library Services in Online Programs
Wednesday, June 29 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: Junior Ballroom D
Presider: Paul A. R. Rowan, Edu-Designing, Japan
Abstract: Last year, 5.8 million U.S. higher education students took courses online, which represented the 14th consecutive year of online student growth. To ensure success in their online courses, it has become essential for these students to have access to the same quality and variety of library resources and services afforded to traditional students in face-to-face environments. Librarians, as partners with teaching faculty, can re-engineer and innovate the delivery of traditional library resources and services to optimize the use and benefit to online students to overcome the limitations and challenges inherent in a virtual setting. This presentation describes one such model of how librarians partnered with online faculty and instructional designers to effectively create and integrate library resources and delivery of library services specific to the needs of students in online programs.