Category Archives: Track C

C304: Sparking Learning in the Digital Age

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Learning: At the Heart of Libraries – Wednesday 25 October 
14:30 – 15:15

Academic and public libraries face the same challenges of enticing people to learn in an increasingly digital environment with different devices and digital resources. Luster starts the conversation describing how Bloomingdale Public has shifted their patron workshops to meet the needs of multi-platforms. Penn State U speakers report on the process and results of creating a connected library experience for new online learners. Using microcredentialing (digital badges), librarians created an orientation to introduce students to essential library skills that has sparked a new level of engagement for the students.

Presented by: Sean Luster, Anne Behler, Victoria Raish

Future Focus Panel

Closing Keynote – Wednesday 25 October 
15:30 – 16:30

Our panel discusses their thoughts about the ROI magic sauce for the library and information community of the future. What combination of learning, technology, and collaboration will spark innovation and creativity? Have an impact on our various communities? Ensure we are vital to the communities which thrive? From a tech expert, an engagement specialist, and our other panelists – they will make you think!

Presented by: Larry Magid, Bobbi L. Newman, Misty Jones, Gary Shaffer