Challenging the Traditional Library to Support Distance Education
Lynn Hoffmann, Del Hamilton, Slippery Rock University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Academic libraries are confronted with new challenges in supporting distance education programs. It is essential that instructional faculty and librarians work together to identify and meet the needs of the remote user in supplying library services. This includes identifying the remote user. Can the remote user be profiled…are needs of the remote user different than the traditional student? Through systematic collaboration, instructional faculty and librarians can define the remote user and begin the process of providing library services to the student. This presentation will discuss the collaborative aspects of library involvement in program development, the challenges involved, and resolution.
Hoffmann, L. & Hamilton, D. (2004). Challenging the Traditional Library to Support Distance Education. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 482-483). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).