Cover to Cover: Redefining Books and Library Collections in Learning (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link
to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this
fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in
length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all
other libraries.  Enjoy.



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


     SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

    All Other Libraries: $15.00

    Event Type: 
    Issues and Trends
    Online Course
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (All day)