Congratulations to Kenneth Burhanna, 2012 Distance Learning Visionary!

Kathleen Pickens-French, Miami University Hamilton

Kenneth Burhanna, Head of Instructional Services for Kent State University Libraries, has been named ALAO’s 2012 Distance Learning Visionary. Kenneth’s leadership and vision in supporting distance learning has been demonstrated through his commitment to developing strategic partnerships on campus, providing professional development opportunities, and by developing support tools and resources for librarians and instructors.

Ken will share more of his distance learning experience & philosophy at the 2012 DLIG Spring Workshop in a session entitled “A Strategic Action Plan for Distance Learning Support.” Attendees can look forward to four learning outcomes:
1. A clearer vision for the strategic role their libraries can play in distance learning.
2. Tools and approaches for providing leadership on distance learning initiatives.
3. Models for creating guiding documents and online support tools.
4. An awareness of key challenges for libraries in distance learning.
Congratulations, Kenneth! For more about the Distance Learning Visionary and/or Kenneth, please visit the DLIG blog at http://distancelibrarians.wordpress.com or the ALAO website at http://www.alaoweb.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1207848 .
Save the date! The DLIG Spring Workshop is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 11th at the Voice of America Learning Center located in West Chester, Ohio (on I-75, just north of Cincinnati). Details about additional sessions and registration will be forthcoming in February.

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