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From VISION to REALITY:
Libraries and Distance Education

Annual Fall Conference
Friday, November 13, 1998        8:45 am - 3 pm
Registration 8:15 am - 8:45 am
University of Oklahoma Bizzell Library, Conoco Room

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The Fall Conference was a great success. The presenters challenged and informed attendees, making it a valuable professional experience for all. In the program listing below, you will find website addresses that were mentioned by our presenters.

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MORNING
Session One: J. Richard Madaus
Director, College Center for Library Automation, Tallahassee, FL
Chair, Distance Learning Library Initiative Steering Committee
Florida Distance Learning Library Initiative
College Center for Library Automation
Session Two: Steve Rollins
University of New Mexico, Associate Dean of Library Services and
Contract Administrator, Central Library Resource, West Governors University
Barbara Rosen
Electronic Information Services Librarian, Central Library Resource, Western Governors University
Western Governors University Central Library
Session Three: Robert D. Swisher
Interim Associate Provost and Professor of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma
Advanced Programs Online Courses
Instructional Technologies Program - University of Oklahoma
Reactor Panel Graduate & Distance Education Students
LUNCH
A list of restaurants will be provided
AFTERNOON
Breakout Sessions Session topics will be based on academic units that are affected by Distance Education: Faculty, Administrative Issues, Libraries, and Students.

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Distance Education has many facets. It has effects on libraries' changing mission statements, self-concept, and the type of services we provide to a newly defined clientele. We will attempt not only to explore our own role in this developing branch of academic learning , but determine what kind of expectations the various players in Distance Education envision for our libraries. We would like to discuss the types of services needed, the impact of Distance Education on learning styles and the resources necessary to support them, the role of administrators (allocation of funds), faculty (expectations towards libraries), and database vendors (database access to students long distance) in Distance Education. New policies will most certainly regulate or guide the academic entities involved in Distance Education.

The ACRL fall conference will follow the format of recent conferences with audience participation and focus on distinct issues as much as possible. Break-out sessions have unanimously received high marks in the conference evaluations of the last few years. In order to focus on vital aspects of Distance Education we have planned to organize the break-out sessions according to academic units that are affected by the changes: faculty, administrative issues, libraries, and students. In fact, we would like to invite students and faculty that are currently involved with Distance Education to get first hand account of their experiences.

We invite all our members to participate in our fall conference.

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Last Update: 21 October 2004
Comments to: jason.dupree@swosu.edu
URL http://okacrl.okstate.edu/conf98rep.htm

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