VALA2010 Session 13 Stephens

VALA20120The impact and benefits of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian libraries

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 13 – Web/Library 2.0
Thursday 11 February 2010 11:05 – 11:35
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperMichael Stephens

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, USA

Richard Sayers

Director, Capability Development, CAVAL Ltd

Warren Cheetham

Coordinator Information & Digital Services, CityLibraries Townsville

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This paper outlines the development and research methodology of the CAVAL 2009 Visiting Scholar Research Project, Measuring the Value and Effect of Learning 2.0 Programs in Libraries. Created to include all staff in a learning activity and offered to all via a Creative Commons license, some LIS practitioners have lauded Learning 2.0 programs as a successful way to engage staff. Replicated more than 500 times across the globe in various types of libraries and over 30 times in Australia alone, this project explores the true impact of the program on Australian libraries.