Integrating Library Resources into
the Course Development Process
at an Online College
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The...
Our Partner
• World leaders in distance education
• A large adult student population
• Undergraduate, graduate, and certif...
Library Innovation
• Library integration is becoming more
prevalent in online courses. All aspects of
learning are interdi...
Library Contributions
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Library resources and services contribute
to academic programs.
•Assistance with information seeking
skills for students
•...
Librarians enable:
Discovery
and
Access
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Virtual Library Resources & Services
•Access to databases, instructional
guides, tutorials, tip sheets, library
assignment...
Model for Integrating Library Resources
into Course Development
• Librarians attend course development kickoff meetings
th...
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Process
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Library
services
Library
resources
Course
integration
Relationship Building
•Librarian liaison roles
•Collaboration with the academic units
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The ...
Planning the Process
“Meeting the needs of the students”
•Shared common goals
•Understanding the role of each expert
•Mana...
Beginning of the Process
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Course Development Team
Librarians
Academic Units
Instructional Designers
Course Developers
Assessment Unit
©2009 The Sher...
Proactive
Process
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Meet the developer at the point of need
• Communicate what ...
Responsibility
pRocess
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Insure the library has shared all information
resources and services
• Customize resources for the course objectives
and...
Outreach
prOcess
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Reach out to other areas (departments) to
partner with to enhance course content
• Share ideas and make contributions
©2...
Communication
proCess
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Key component in successful relationships
• Establish clear lines of communication to all
members of the course developm...
Evaluate
procEss
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Continuously assess course integration process
• Develop methods to make observations and
collect data
• Review for impr...
Success
proceSs
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Meeting the instructional and research needs of
the (stakeholders), students and faculty
• Seek to integrate library res...
Synergy
procesS
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
• Synergy generated from the course development
team
• Different skill sets blended together in the
course development pro...
Course Integration Model
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
Academic Unit
Course Developers
Inst...
Process
• Proactive
• Responsible
• Outreach
• Communication
• Evaluate
• Success
• Synergy
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries o...
Thank you!
©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
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Integrating Library Resources into the Course Development Process in an Online College

  1. 1. Integrating Library Resources into the Course Development Process at an Online College ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration June 4, 2009 Presenter: Anita Norton Distance Education Librarian Johns Hopkins University
  2. 2. Our Partner • World leaders in distance education • A large adult student population • Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University © 2009 Excelsior College
  3. 3. Library Innovation • Library integration is becoming more prevalent in online courses. All aspects of learning are interdisciplinary, requiring a broader knowledge of many different disciplines. •Libraries contribute to the learning process by providing resources and assistance to help students achieve success. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  4. 4. Library Contributions ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  5. 5. Library resources and services contribute to academic programs. •Assistance with information seeking skills for students •Teaching and instruction resources for faculty ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  6. 6. Librarians enable: Discovery and Access ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  7. 7. Virtual Library Resources & Services •Access to databases, instructional guides, tutorials, tip sheets, library assignments •Access to research assistance, chats, study resources, library instruction ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  8. 8. Model for Integrating Library Resources into Course Development • Librarians attend course development kickoff meetings through conference calls • Librarians were a part of the Course Development Team •Conference calls give an orientation of library resources to course developers/faculty. • Librarians collaborate on planning of course content • This process helps assist in the use of library resources in online courses for easy student access to scholarly materials. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  9. 9. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  10. 10. Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  11. 11. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Library services Library resources Course integration
  12. 12. Relationship Building •Librarian liaison roles •Collaboration with the academic units ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  13. 13. Planning the Process “Meeting the needs of the students” •Shared common goals •Understanding the role of each expert •Manage expectations •Librarians being easily accessible to course developers •Create a common area to work together (course development module templates) ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  14. 14. Beginning of the Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  15. 15. Course Development Team Librarians Academic Units Instructional Designers Course Developers Assessment Unit ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  16. 16. Proactive Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  17. 17. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University • Meet the developer at the point of need • Communicate what is available • Determine what is needed for the course to help the student meet success • Follow up on course progression
  18. 18. Responsibility pRocess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  19. 19. • Insure the library has shared all information resources and services • Customize resources for the course objectives and outcomes • Be responsive ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  20. 20. Outreach prOcess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  21. 21. • Reach out to other areas (departments) to partner with to enhance course content • Share ideas and make contributions ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  22. 22. Communication proCess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  23. 23. • Key component in successful relationships • Establish clear lines of communication to all members of the course development team • Demonstrate how library resources help to enrich the student’s experience ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  24. 24. Evaluate procEss ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  25. 25. • Continuously assess course integration process • Develop methods to make observations and collect data • Review for improvements/changes • Share concerns and successes with the team ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  26. 26. Success proceSs ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  27. 27. • Meeting the instructional and research needs of the (stakeholders), students and faculty • Seek to integrate library resources throughout the curriculum • Celebrate successes with the academic community ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  28. 28. Synergy procesS ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  29. 29. • Synergy generated from the course development team • Different skill sets blended together in the course development process to accomplish common goals ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  30. 30. Course Integration Model ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Academic Unit Course Developers Instructional Designers Library Services & Resources Assessment Unit
  31. 31. Process • Proactive • Responsible • Outreach • Communication • Evaluate • Success • Synergy ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  32. 32. Thank you! ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University

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