The 2014 Distance Learning Visionary is: Kathleen Pickens!! Congratulations!

Kathleen Pickens, the Coordinator of Information Services at Cincinnati State, has been named our 2014 Distance Learning Visionary. In her current position, she has worked diligently to ensure that off-campus students have equivalent access to library resources by promoting the library’s electronic resources, establishing guidelines for LibGuides development, and personally creating over 140 library guides in the last 18 months. Additionally, she is an internal Quality Matters Peer-Reviewer for her institution. Kathleen has been heavily involved in DLIG, and has been a driving force in many of its resources. She is also currently the Co-Chair of ACRL’s Distance Learning Section’s Communications Committee and is responsible for maintaining the DLS Facebook page with updates intended to spark collaboration and involvement at the national level. She frequently presents at local workshops and state and national conferences on matters related to distance librarianship, with topics including accessibility in the online environment, embedded librarianship, social media, faculty outreach, information literacy, and Quality Matters.

Kathleen will be sharing some of her experiences and best practices at the DLIG Spring Workshop.

Save the Date! The DLIG Spring Workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 16th at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Details about additional sessions and registration will be coming soon.

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