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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service


By Terri Mertz - Posted on 21 October 2013

Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service” November 7, 2013. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including MOOCs, Copyright, Open Educational Resources, Catalogs, Digital Content, Mobile Technologies, Mobile Reference and Community Reference.

Presenting in the morning are Kevin Smith and Lauren Fowler who will discuss how copyright impacts instruction in open classrooms. In the afternoon, Joe Murphy will explore the areas of change and challenge from new communication technology as well as the cultural shifts behind the MOOC revolution.

Concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are:

  • Connecting Users with Resources: Facilitating Easy Access, presented by Jenifer Flaxbart and Francesca Giannetti, University of Texas
  • Massively Social & Openly Mobile Reference: Current & Future Tech, presented by Joe Murphy, Library Futures
  • Community Reference: A New Model for Showing Up, Paying Attention, and Staying in Touch with your Community, presented by Elizabeth Kelsen-Huber, Douglas County, Colorado Library
  • We’re Not Your Mother’s Librarians: Techniques and Technologies to Deliver 21st Century Reference Services, presented by Laura Kohl, Bryant University, Rhode Island

Visit the conference webpage for the complete conference information, including schedule and registration. Early bird registration ends October 24, 2013. If you are unable to attend, recorded sessions are available at a nominal fee.

About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage buying power; and preserve the regions’ rich cultural heritage.