Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, and The Jenzabar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports student-focused initiatives in higher education, supported an innovative virtual event for librarians and educators through Carthage College. Forecasting Next Generation Libraries is a virtual conference of online presentations and discussions.
The virtual course-ference explored the factors that will shape the future of libraries worldwide and the methodologies that can be used to forecast that future. The 2-month online course was powered by Jenzabar eLearning, a collaborative learning management system, and also with support from The Jenzabar Foundation. All of the materials and interactive venues are available online to participants throughout the duration of the event and beyond.
Factors highlighted and discussed include the future student, the changing face of higher education, new and evolving technologies, changing models of publishing, and the future trends in libraries themselves. Participants learned how librarians can predict and prepare for the next two decades of librarianship, and designed plans to take their own libraries through 2033.
“Jenzabar and The Jenzabar Foundation are delighted to support a virtual conference that shares the latest knowledge in higher education and technology related to libraries, as well as an initiative that will ultimately enhance student learning,” said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Jenzabar. “Through Carthage College, and powered through Jenzabar eLearning, the conference was accessed anywhere world-wide and can now be viewed beyond the event.”
The course-ference had more than 250 participants from three continents, including 25 expert panelists and speakers, and was organized by Library and Information Services at Carthage, a private four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wis. Technological innovations made by LIS helped Carthage earn recognition as one of eight higher education “Models of Efficiency” across the nation by University Business magazine in summer 2013.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. As a trusted partner serving more than 1,000 campuses worldwide, Jenzabar has over four decades of experience supporting the higher education community. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit http://www.jenzabar.com.
About The Jenzabar Foundation
The Jenzabar Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other charitable organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The Jenzabar Foundation is a charitable and educational organization that received its initial funding from Jenzabar, Inc., but is now seeking financial support from the general public. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through cooperating educational organizations. For more information please visit The Foundation Web site at http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org.