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Rasmussen College Faculty To Present At Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

Faculty Chosen to Lead, "Reading 2.0: Improving Literacy in an Academic Environment" Workshop for Minnesota Library Professionals and Stakeholders

August 24, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, (August 24, 2010) – Rasmussen College is pleased to announce that a proposal submitted by its Minnesota faculty has been selected for inclusion at the 2010 Minnesota Library Association Conference. Rasmussen academic leaders will present the workshop, “Reading 2.0: Improving Literacy in an Academic Environment,” at the annual conference held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn., October 6-8.

Rasmussen faculty, including Anne Deutsch, Academic Support Librarian; Brook Easton, Learning Center Coordinator; Kari Nollendorfs, General Education Coordinator; George Alland, Instructor and former Harvard University Librarian; and Dan Reeves, Reference and Instructional Librarian, will present their workshop during Session H of the conference on Friday, October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

“While technological advancements have made information sharing more seamless than ever, contributing to the expanding the role of the traditional librarian, many Americans still struggle with literacy,” Rasmussen College Vice President of Academic Affairs CarieAnn Potenza said. “The Academic Resource Team at Rasmussen College is always working to develop new methods for addressing issues in adult literacy in a college environment to ensure that it flourishes along with library advancements.”

Through the presentation, ‘Reading 2.0: Improving Literacy in an Academic Environment,” the Rasmussen College team will discuss its experience utilizing workshops, games, and other tools to sharpen students’ reading skills. Attendees will gain a fresh perspective on strategies for improving literacy in adults, improving comprehension, and addressing common literacy issues of English Language Learners and English as a Second Language learners.

The annual Minnesota Library Association 2010 Conference attracts more than 500 library professionals, friends of the Library, and library trustees from across Minnesota. Those interested in attending may register at by September 24.

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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