My Embedded World…or…How I Got Started As a Librarian In Blackboard
My Embedded World …or…How I Got StartedAs a LibrarianIn BlackboardAmanda PapeTarleton State University“Embedded Librarianship:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”Panel presentation atTexas Library Association ConferenceFort Worth – April 27, 2013
Spring 2008 – Children’s LiteratureSummer 2009 – teach the course
“Moving the Front Lines Online:Embedding Reference Librarians in OnlineClasses” – April Aultman BeckerAugust 2010:
Use Flickrphotos tohighlightlibraryevents ordisplaysthat tieintocurriculum
What I HATE about Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 10Statisticsare brokenReportsnotreliable
Informal Student SurveyWhat statistics I could pull from Blackboard this term indicate -of the students in this course accessed Library Resources content.88%
Not useful --------------------------------------Very useful“I used it a lot this semester andit saved me time, and helped when I was working on things when the library was closed. “
Informal Survey of Tarleton LibrariansAssuming those who did not respond do not have a Blackboard log-in.
For those embedded: they are in 3 to 6 sections of 1 to 5 courses.
Library-specific discussion forum (read/posted) 1 14%Read other course discussion forums 1 14%Posted in other discussion forums 0 0%Sent Blackboard e-mails/messages 1 14%Replied to Blackboard e-mails/messages 2 29%Announcements (you posted some) 1 14%Added to library-specific content area 2 29%Other 0 0%None of these 1 14%Blackboard features used by other Tarleton embedded librarians
Comments:“Great link to the online students who mightotherwise feel like they have no librarysupport.”“appreciate the help and seem to benefitfrom it.” but “they use the embeddedlibrarian feature very infrequently.”Students in blended classes “are moreinclined to call, email, or come to library tofind me than they are to post theirquestions to Blackboard. Perhaps, if I getmore proactive about posting relevant tipsand materials, the students will takeadvantage of having access to librarian helpvia Blackboard. Still, they may not want toexpose their questions to their classmatesand/or teacher and will continue to notinteract with me via Blackboard. Not sure atthis point. “Time will tell.
Image Credits• Slide 1: Embedded world / Andrea / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0(http://www.flickr.com/photos/spettacolopuro/3951480940/ / http://www.flickr.com/photos/spettacolopuro/ / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)• Slide 5: Surfer named "Kody" balances on board, MorroRock, Morro Bay, CA / Mike Baird / CC BY 2.0(http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4414594439/ / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/ / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 )• Slide 13: broken promise / clang boom steam / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/clangboomsteam/3725102290/ )/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clangboomsteam/ / (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ )• Slide 19: Hourglass / Jamie / CC BY 2.0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5640739307/ /http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/ / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ )• Slide 20: Time / Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0(http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/4440874971/ / http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/ / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ )• Slide 21: The Passage of Time / Toni Verdú Carbó / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770/ / http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/ /http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ )
Amanda PapeCoordinator for Archives and Special ServicesDick Smith LibraryTarleton State UniversityBox T-0450Stephenville, TX 76402254-968-9251Twitter: @AmandaPapeMSLSpape@tarleton.eduhttp://bit.ly/SpecialServices