NITLE Shared Academics

NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.

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Future of the Liberal Arts College Library

May 13th, 2014

  • Building a Digital Museum: Opportunities for Scholarship and Learning
    Imagine being able to provide students and researchers access to 50 years of professional art and design artifacts created by renowned New York theatre designer, producer, painter, sculptor, and photographer Peter Wexler. That was the opportunity presented Furman University’s Digital Collections Center: create the Peter Wexler Digital Museum. Find out how they are tackling this ambitious project, overcoming the challenges it presents, and aligning it with institutional goals.  (Times EDT)

April 3rd, 2014

  • An Open Discussion on the 2014 Horizon Report
    One of the skills that lead to effective decisions is the ability to recognize and draw meaning from patterns. How might you use resources like the NMC Horizon Report to hone your ability to recognize patterns and use that knowledge to make better strategic decisions? (Times EDT)

March 18th, 2014

  • Examining IT and Library Service Convergence: One Path for Embracing the Future
    As they plan for the future, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are examining and re-envisioning the relationships between work functions. One of the closest ties often found is between academic libraries and information technology. What does this relationship offer in terms of strengthening an institution’s ability to fulfill its mission in the midst of a changing landscape? (Times EDT)

February 26th, 2014

  • New Directions for Digital Collections at Academic Libraries
    This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 13. New registrations welcome.

    Digital collections programs have become an established aspect of academic libraries, even those at small colleges. What opportunities exist to further develop these programs in ways that support innovative teaching and scholarship? (Times EST)

February 4th, 2014

  • Cultural Factors Shaping “Crisis” Conversations in Higher Education
    The current conversations about crisis in education - and the equally contentious debates about how to solve said crises - do not occur in a vacuum: both the problems and the solutions are the product of a dynamic cultural, economic, and political context. How do faculty, staff, and administrators navigate this changing environment in a way that honors the mission of their institutions and the wider values of post-secondary education? (Times EST)

October 24th, 2013

  • Games in Education: A Cultural Perspective
    What is important about understanding games as a form of culture? How does their popularity shape our views on their instrumental value? What dynamics do they introduce into learning environments? Join Bryan Alexander and Anastasia Salter to examine the use of games in education from a cultural perspective. (Times EDT)

October 16th, 2013

  • Games in Education: A Library Perspective
    Games in libraries? As game-based learning increasingly shapes the way students interact and engage, educators from every part of the university are examining the pedagogical uses and value of games. Where can they be employed to enhance the value of liberal arts education for the 21st century student? Learn about the innovative ways libraries are using games to teach research skills and improve information literacy. (Times EDT)

May 7th, 2013

  • Organizational Development and Restructuring
    Sam Demas, library consultant and librarian emeritus of Carleton College, guides a discussion framed by his holistic approach to organizational development, encompassing strategic planning, workflow analysis, and staffing review and reconfiguration. (Times EDT)

April 24th, 2013

  • Data Services in Liberal Arts College Libraries
    Mark Dahl, Director of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis and Clark College and a special advisor to NITLE, moderates a panel on emerging data services positions in liberal arts college libraries. (Times EDT)

April 11th, 2013

  • College Libraries, Resource Provision, and a Collective Collection
    Robert Kieft, College Librarian at Occidental College, shares his broad experience in collaborations among college libraries and insights about specific projects underway at Occidental and elsewhere. The seminar will focus on how college libraries are planning their collection programs as the print-to-electronic transition proceeds. (Times EDT)


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