Cover to Cover: Redefining Books and Library Collections in Learning

Date(s) - 06/12/2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



We’ve seen tremendous changes in our concept of what a book is over the past several years as online content has joined on-the-shelf printed content, and more change appears to be on the way.

Recent conversations in a variety of settings are expanding our concept of books to include online volumes curated by individual instructors who create custom-made textbooks for individual courses by licensing content to be included in anthologies; digital coursework that combines text, graphics, video, and other content; and the idea that connectivist MOOCs (massive online open courses) and the learner-generated content they produce might become a new form of textbook.

This one-hour interactive session will survey a few of the current developments and offer opportunities to discuss how these and other evolving models of books affect the concept of developing and maintaining library collections that meet library users’ needs.

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will be able to:

  • Identify at least three variations on what constitutes a book
  • Describe how evolving ideas of what a book is affect the work of library staff
  • Cite at least two ideas they can pursue in exploring changing concepts of books to better serve library users


Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Paul Signorelli ~ Biography

Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reedserved as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-consultant-learning advocate. He designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and American Library Association Learning Round Table.



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