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Connect & Communicate Series Event – Still Time to Register!

October 9, 2014

How Learning Objects and OERs Position the Library to
Enhance Student Success

October 17, 2:00pm EST

by John Shank, Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library
at Penn State Berks

The Connect & Communicate Series Planning Committee is pleased to offer this virtual presentation, in which John Shank will discuss how learning objects and open educational resources can change the perspective of how librarians can help enhance student learning.

A 2005 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, John is co-founder and advisory board co-chair of The Blended Librarian Online Community, and is involved in teaching, administration, research, and service. John has given presentations and written extensively about integrating the library into learning management systems, on open educational resources and interactive learning materials, and on developing instructional design librarian positions.

Register at the following link:

Connect to the session on Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at

  • For this program, participants will need speakers to hear the presenter speaking, but will not need any additional audio equipment. Participants may ask questions via the Chat box; moderators will monitor the Chat box and facilitate question and response.
  • A recording of the program will be made available to PaLA members following the program.

If you would like to be emailed directly about this and other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)

Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! We’re getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

Before the Discussion:

To test your computer (recommended):

To run the Adobe Connect Meeting Connection Diagnostic:

The Connect & Communicate Series of online programming offered by the PaLA College & Research Division aims to help foster a community of academic librarians in Pennsylvania. Please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at or at 717-728-2415 with questions.

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