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This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 55, no. 4) explores how librarians can apply research-based practices for instructional design and online pedagogy when designing and delivering instruction for fully online learning settings. This report explains the role of librarians in online learning—as designers, instructors, or co-teachers. Throughout this report, the contributing authors address various considerations of online learning—ranging from fostering community and integrating social media to dealing with issues specific to online K–12 learning and to assessment and evaluation. Throughout, resources and recommended readings are provided.

Chapter 1: Online Learning in K–12 and Higher Education and the Library Professional
Lucy Santos Green

Chapter 2: Designing for Community in Online Learning Settings
Jennifer Banas and Russell Wartalski

Chapter 3: Accessibility in Online Course Design
Heather Moorefield-Lang

Chapter 4: Designing for Young Learners
Jered Borup and Leanna Archambault

Chapter 5: Existing outside of the Learning Management System
Tonia A. Dousay

Chapter 6: Integrating Social Media into Online Education
Lucas John Jensen

Chapter 7: Assessment and Evaluation in Online Learning
Ross A. Perkins

Edited by Lucy Santos Green

Dr. Lucy Santos Green is an associate professor of library and information science at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she was an associate professor of instructional technology at Georgia Southern University, where she taught courses in instructional design and online pedagogy and design. Dr. Green earned her MLS at Texas Woman’s University and a doctorate in instructional design and technology at Texas Tech University. She frequently researches and publishes on technology-enabled learning, librarians as instructional designers and instructional partners, and digital learning environments.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication here.