Distance Learning Interest Group Spring 2017 Workshop

Bridging the Distance in Distance Librarianship: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Diverse Online Learners

Dr. Beate Gersch, 2017 Distance Learning Visionary & Keynote Speaker
Coordinator of Instruction Services, University of Akron Libraries

  • Dr. Gersch earned her Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Oregon in 2003 and later turned librarian, graduating from Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science in 2011.  She brings an interesting perspective of media, power, and culture to librarianship.  She focuses on information literacy instruction, especially in digital environments.  Dr. Gersch has taught face to face courses and online.  She recently joined the Part-time Faculty of KSU School of Library and Information Science in 2016 with a concentration on Information Literacy Initiatives and Instruction.

Cherie Bronkar, Library Director, Kent State, Tuscarawas, serving students overseas
Robyn Charlton, Online Faculty Coordinator,  Miami Regionals, engaging online students
Hanna Schmillen, Health Sciences Librarian, Ohio University, non-traditional students in online programs

Learn how to engage diverse online learners in information literacy.  Theories, techniques, and tools that create a positive learning and research environment will be explored and demonstrated.

Friday, June 9, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Miami University, Voice of America Learning Center
7847 W VOA Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069

Registration Opens March 1, 2017


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