ERIC Number: EJ711473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-15
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The Profession's Coach: Cindi Hickey--Institute for Continuous Education, Emporia State University, KS
Library Journal, v130 n5 pS20 Mar 2005
Kansas librarians were delighted when Cindi Hickey came into their lives. Kansas is a really big state, sprawling over 82,000 square miles. For its small-town librarians, many of whom are without an MLS, professional development opportunities required hours spent driving--as well as hard-to-come-by travel money for overnight lodging. Hickey, coordinator for the Institute for Continuous Education (ICE), flipped the model and brought the workshops to the librarians instead. She taught her first Internet class in 1994, and even though all that was available as a virtual classroom was email and the bare beginnings of the World Wide Web, the librarians appreciated the opportunity to attend class from their home locations. This article briefly describes the work of Cindi Hickey.
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Technology, Libraries, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Continuing Education, Professional Development, Rural Areas
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas