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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
It’s All About Connections: Utilizing Webinars to Enhance Education

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One of the channels employed by academic librarians in learning about new opportunities or issues related to the utilization and management of information resources is through their participation in webinars offered by different organizations, including publishers. Although webinars are mainly utilized by librarians, students can also benefit from these free knowledge resources offered by experts in their respective disciplines. The notion that students can tune into a webinar from across the globe at any hour of the day is enticing. But webinars aren’t just for librarians and students—they are ideal for researchers and professionals, as well. Webinars are a great place for experts to confer on new techniques and technologies being employed in their industry. Most webinars are free to participants and, oftentimes, are offered as part of an ongoing series. In addition, they are archived so that registrants can view a recording of the event at a later time. Webinars are an effective, collaborative, knowledge-sharing resource for presenters and participants alike.


Daniel Freeman

Online Learning Manager, ALA TechSource
Daniel A. Freeman is the Online Learning Manager for American Library Association Publishing. In this capacity, he produces and managers online workshops, online courses, webinars and other professional development opportunities for librarians. He is former Editor of Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. He holds an M.S. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. | | Prior... Read More →

Diane Fulkerson

Social Sciences and Education Librarian, University of South Florida in Lakeland
Diane Fulkerson received here MLS from the University at Buffalo and is the Social Sciences and Education librarian at the University of South Florida in Lakeland, FL. She is the chair of the Information Literacy Standards Committee of ACRL and is the author of Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers. Her work as a librarian provides her with the opportunity to use webinars for... Read More →

Saeed Otufat-Shamsi

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, IGI Global
A passionate professional in the field of Information Science and Technology Management with more than 18 years of career that has spun around applying and disseminating the latest information technology in multi-disciplines such as publishing, financial, telecommunication, and engineering sectors. Saeed is currently holding the position of Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in... Read More →
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Lisa Carlucci Thomas

Director, Design Think Do
Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced manager, librarian, writer, and speaker; nationally recognized for her leadership, innovation, and research on evolving mobile and social technologies. Her presentation topics include ebooks, libraries, mobile culture, social media, technology trends, training, career development for information and communications professionals, and the intergenerational library workplace. Lisa is the Director of design... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401