WebJunction E-Learning Advisory Committee Formed; Partnership Announced

Mar 28, 2006

WebJunction, an online community dedicated to supporting the library management and computing needs of library staff, has named members of its E-Learning Advisory Committee. Committee members will meet three times each year to provide guidance and feedback at the policy level on WebJunction's learning programs and services. These programs and services include online courses and education, just-in-time tools for library tasks, competency-based assessments, tailored learning plans, and solutions for elearning providers.

WebJunction E-Learning Advisory Committee members include: Mike Crandall, senior lecturer, University of Washington; Sari Feldman, executive director, Cuyahoga County Public Library; Kara Hannigan, associate program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dottie Hiebing, executive director, NY METRO; Holly Hinman, project coordinator, InfoPeople; Bonnie Juergens, executive director, Amigos Library Services; Marilyn Mason, executive director, WebJunction; Karen Strege, project director, Western Council of State Libraries; Phil Turner, vice provost for learning enhancement, University of North Texas; and Mary Wegner, state librarian, State Library of Iowa.

OCLC, developers of WebJunction, has announced a partnership. MindLeaders has launched a new version of its Reference Library product created through a partnership with OCLC NetLibrary, an econtent platform for a library service organization. Under the agreement, OCLC NetLibrary is providing eBooks that complement MindLeaders online courses through the MindLeaders Reference Library. Reference Library provides a blended learning solution that can support any training program. It contains a current selection of searchable, full-text copies of reference books from the publishers in the industry. Learners can add notes and bookmarks online, email book information to a colleague, and record titles on a personal list to revisit at any time.

(www.Webjunction.org; www.oclc.org; www.mindleaders.com)