Embedded Librarians

Embedded Librarians

Kvenild, C., & Calkins, K. (2011). Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Are you looking for new, innovative ways to integrate information literacy into your courses?  Consider embedding a librarian.  “Embedded Librarians” refers to a model of integrating librarians and information literacy instruction into courses that moves beyond one-shot instruction. You can add a librarian to your Blackboard course and create a discussion board forum for students to communicate directly with him/her as they work on their research projects. Librarians can also create course-specific library instructional videos with built-in quizzes to embed into Blackboard. For on-campus courses, a librarian could visit your class several times throughout the semester to present information literacy concepts and partner with you to provide feedback to students as they work on a research assignment.  Each library session could take up the entire class period or simply last for 20-30 minutes.  If you would like to discuss options for embedding a librarian into one of your courses, please contact your library liaison.

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