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EDUCAUSE Builds on IT Strengths
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: Non-profit institutions; Information technology management; Software & computer services industry; United States
Author: Ojala, Marydee
Date: Dec 2015
Start Page: 10
Pages: 2
Section: report from the field
Abstract (Document Summary)

It wasn't a theme at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, held this year in Indianapolis, but LEGO bricks were widely in evidence. EDUCAUSE president and CEO John O'Brien used them as an analogy to explain his view of EDUCAUSE as building new solutions to the problems in higher education, exemplifying the thrill of possibilities, and combating public skepticism about higher education. Attendees created a LEGO mural and used the bricks for an interactive survey. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association for information technologists in higher education. Although the presence of libraries was minimal at the EDUCAUSE conference, librarians should pay attention to the new educational technologies that were on display there. Having knowledge of the "latest and greatest" allows librarians to couch the work they do and the resources they need in the terminology of their IT departments. Aligning with the goals of the institution and speaking the language of the various constituencies of the library leads to library success.

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