Friday, August 16, 2013

Listserv Now Available > ACRL Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group


The Library Support for MOOCs ACRL Discussion Group provides librarians with an opportunity to share information about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses.

As more and more academic institutions offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), librarians are interested in exploring their roles in this new teaching environment. In discussion lists and blogs, at conferences and meetings, librarians have discussed both the challenges and the opportunities that MOOCs provide and the implications of MOOCs as they relate to intellectual property, fair use, licensing, instructional support for instructors and courses, open source content, and supporting students’ acquisition of research and information literacy skills.

The rapid evolution in this area prevents many librarians from keeping abreast of developments on their own. This Discussion Group allows librarians participating in the support and provision of MOOCs to share strategies and resources and also provides an opportunity for networking that could result in collaborations. For librarians not yet involved in MOOCs, the Discussion Group can be a tool for keeping current on the issues.


Jennifer L. Dorner (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Michele Ostrow (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Casey L. Kinson (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
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Displaying active committee roster as of 08/16/2013. Last retrieved on 08/16/2013. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Discussion Group composition include group leaders and membership based on interest.


The Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

If you are interested in MOOCs, please help us build a dynamic learning community by joining us.  There are a number of ways to do so:
  •  If you are a member of ALA, join our community in ALA Connect (
  •  Join our listserv (), also open to non-ALA mem
  • Come to a meeting at ALA Annual
Staff Liaison

Casey Kinson
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2511



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