About the E-Learning Special Interest Group


E-learning is a significant feature of education and training for librarianship and information science. Intranets are being used to support 'regular' students on and off campus, while the Web is becoming an increasingly common medium for supporting distance learning. The Internet currently provides distance learning opportunities ranging from short 'refresher' courses and introductions to new aspects of professional practice, through to programmes that lead to both initial and advanced qualifications in the field.

E-learning also impacts library services in terms of their provision of learning resources and information literacy and reference services to support communities of users that are increasingly networked, creating increasing pressure for electronic services.

The E-learning Special Interest Group aims to provide a timely forum for discussion of opportunities and issues related to the provision of e-learning for libraries and librarians.


  • To organise a discussion session at IFLA Conferences.
  • To maintain contact with IFLA Sections interested in e-learning and to serve as a tool for furthering joint activities among these Sections

    Mailing list

    Submissions: elearn@iflalists.org
    Web: http://mail.iflalists.org/wws/info/elearn

    Useful Addresses


    Gillian Hallam
    Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
    Queensland University of Technology
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

    Tel: +(61) 423 373 547
    Email: g.hallam@qut.edu.au


    Last update: 24 March 2014

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