I've only listened to the first 15 minutes or so of this Talking with Talis recording, but was pleased that within the first 10 minutes they were talking extensively about distance education and how different the social requirements are for distance graduate students than they are for traditional undergraduates, who look to the library as a physical place for social gathering. Thomas Brevik from Norway mentioned how in some places there, distance students receive a key to the local public library so they can come and go as they please to support their studies, or just to have a place to study. Right after the DE discussion they get back to the concept of how important it is that librarians (not libraries) provide services that are important to patrons, wherever they are (not necessarily in the library). Looking forward to finishing this off on the commute home tonight. Brian, I highly recommend you listen to this one.
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