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.


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.


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.


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
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (All day)