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Saturday, November 8 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
Supporting Rapidly Growing Online Programs in Changing Times

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In May 2012, Maryville University launched two online graduate Nursing programs. Eighteen months later, 1,700 students from across the United States were enrolled as online-only students in these programs. Two additional Nursing graduate programs are going online as well as an MBA program. Concurrently, Library space is being reconfigured to accommodate student support services from other areas and to provide more learning spaces for students. With less space for physical collections and more students to support, we are trying to find ways to provide better research support for all our students. How Maryville is handling these challenges and their impact on all aspects of library service (collection development, reference, interlibrary loan, budgeting, staffing, etc.) will be discussed. The objective of this session is to offer others a “how we’ve done it” presentation in order to provide them a starting point should they be confronted with a similar situation. We also hope to obtain feedback and suggestions on ways in which we might enhance our efforts.


Ying Lin

Electronic Resources Librarian, Maryville University Library
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Mary Ann Mercante

Assistant Dean & Head, Technical Services, Maryville University
Mary Ann Mercante has been at Maryville University Library since 1993. Prior to that, she served for ten years as the Executive Director of the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) providing OCLC and other resource-sharing services to Missouri libraries. She began her Library... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403