Engaging Learners Digitally

Education Assembly - Committee on Education

Join the Education Assembly discussion with 2 Online Experts

  • Hear about the successes and stumbling blocks of establishing online continuing education programs


  • Explore ways to think of ebooks as a diverse delivery format for teaching and learning as opposed to a genre or style


Saturday, June 29 - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Discussion Leaders: Keri Cascio & Chris Harris

Keri Cascio is the Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management at Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, MO. She is about begin a three-year term as Director-At-Large on the ALCTS Board.


Christopher Harris is the Director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and E-Content blogger for American Libraries Magazine. He is also a regular technology columnist for School Library Journal talking about “The Next Big Thing."



Model for An Online Learning Suite

ALCTS has created a suite of online offerings to support the continuing education of library staff in technical services. By offering a mix of self-directed web courses, live webinars, and online discussion forums at different price points (including free), ALCTS has sought to fulfill the ongoing educational needs of library staff. Join Keri Cascio, Chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, as she talks about the successes and stumbling blocks of establishing online continuing education programs.


Ebooks: It's a Format, not a Genre

There are almost as many types of ebooks as there are print books. From simple PDF digitizations to complex interactive ebooks that weave in videos, Twitter feeds, and even simulation elements, the differences mean we need to think of ebooks as a diverse delivery format for teaching and learning as opposed to a genre or style. The choices we make in terms of interactivity, delivery platforms, and licensing options result in a complex three dimensional plot of ebook possibilites.