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Thursday, November 7 • 4:35pm - 5:35pm
If the University is in the Computer, Where Does That Leave the Library? MOOCs Discovered

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Meg White (intro slides)

Rick Anderson (slides)
Lynn Sutton (slides)

Meredith Schwartz (slides)

Massive Open Online Courses are disrupting the traditional view of learning and the academy.  Using technology, high-quality courses taught by some of the brightest minds are now available to unprecedented numbers of students.   The university now has the potential to be in the computer.  And, if the university is truly in the computer, what does that mean for the library? 

In this plenary session, Meredith Schwartz from Library Journal will share highlights from her article Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries, with an emphasis on academic communities.  Key topics will include definitions, current and future trends, and the potential impact of MOOCs on the library’s role, financials, policies, and collections. Learn more about this growing phenomenon and how your library can be involved.  Ms. Schwartz will be joined by Lynn Sutton, PhD, Dean, Z Smith Reynolds Library Wake Forest University and Rick Anderson, Interim Dean, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, who will provide insights and comments on this topic from the front lines of their institutions. 

Join us for this exciting session on one of the hottest topics effecting education today.

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Meg White

Director, Technology Services, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
Meg White is a 25-year veteran of the health sciences publishing industry. Her background includes various sales, marketing, and product development positions at Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Mosby, Williams & Wilkins, and Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. She... Read More →

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah
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Meredith Schwartz

Executive Editor, Library Journal
Meredith Schwartz is Executive Editor for Library Journal, and author of the article "Closing the Gap in Librarian, Faculty Views of Academic Libraries."
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Lynn Sutton

Dean, Z Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forrest University
Lynn Sutton, Ph.D. is Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Under her leadership, the ZSR Library has focused on outreach to students and faculty and has become the unquestioned intellectual center of campus. Known for its innovative... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 4:35pm - 5:35pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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