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Comfort food for all

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Presentation on the scalability of embedded librarianship at LOEX 2012. For related information, see our Embedded Librarianship in the LMS Survey results at www.users.muohio.edu/burkejj/embedded librarian survey results.pdf. Also see a paper we wrote for ACRL 2011 - A Declaration of Embeddedness: Instructional Synergies and Sustaining Practices in LMS Embedded Librarianship at http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/national/2011/papers/declaration_embedded.pdf.

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Comfort food for all

  1. 1. Comfort Food for All:The Scalability of LMSEmbeddedLibrarianshipBeth E. TumblesonJohn J. BurkeMiami University Middletown
  2. 2. The Question of Scalability
  3. 3. Traditional InformationLiteracy Methods
  4. 4. The Reference Desk Mystery Meat—What Will You Encounter?
  5. 5. The Library Website
  6. 6. One-Shot Instruction Sessions
  7. 7. The Credit InformationLiteracy Course
  8. 8. Research Consultations
  9. 9. LMS – Comfort Food for All
  10. 10. Barriers
  11. 11. Too Time-Consuming?
  12. 12. Too Much Resistance?
  13. 13. Only for a Few?
  14. 14. Prioritize LMS Collaborations
  15. 15. Equal Service for All?
  16. 16. Ways to Manage the Workload
  17. 17. Reorganize Library Operationsand Staffing
  18. 18. Survey Findings• September/October 2011 – 280 respondents• Institutions • 55% from four-year universities • 23% from community colleges• LMS • 56% Blackboard • 16% Moodle • 14% ANGEL • 10% Desire2Learn • 7% Sakai
  19. 19. Survey Findings• Courses • 70% online • 69% face-to-face • 54% hybrid • 61% undergrad • 42% grad• Average of 31% of MLS librarians embedded per institution • 44% in 5 or fewer courses each • 19% in 6-10 courses each • 15% in 11 or more courses each• Growth in future? • 49% yes • 37% stay the same
  20. 20. Our Experience & Insights Course sections Students 90035 80030 700 60025 50020 400 30015 20010 100 0 5 Spring Fall 2009 Spring Fall 2010 Spring Fall 2011 Spring 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012
  21. 21. Worth Pursuing
  22. 22. Faculty Collaboration Leads toReferrals
  23. 23. Research assignmentsenhanced
  24. 24. Greater interaction withstudents
  25. 25. More electronic resources used
  26. 26. Greater efficiency andversatility
  27. 27. Questions?
  28. 28. Images with CreativeCommons Attribution Licenses• 2 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_d/2685405502/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 3 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/like_the_grand_canyon/2714082101/sizes/l/in/photostream/• 4 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/istolethetv/3185283647/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 5 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/53520518@N06/4970066145/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 6 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanyherb/4721206635/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 7 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/6884936032/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 8 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/giuliag/1349548557/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 9 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/niallkennedy/6357212499/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 10 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/piper/3710082552/sizes/m/in/photostream/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/ggolan/4100147580/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 11 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/casadequeso/4818952052/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 12 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnkay/4204776787/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 13 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattjacquitoby/5525721742/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 14 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5349393994/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 15 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethw/2150948508/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 16 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolovalde/3034637542/• 17 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ms_sarahbgibson/532135280/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 21 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/99899419/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 22 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26081675@N06/5949272229/sizes/z/in/photostream/• 23 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/preppybyday/5076304491/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 24 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpende/2113390506/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 25 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jitze1942/4507393596/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 26 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmckinlay/6211703904/sizes/m/in/photostream/• 27 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cauzinha/539340429/sizes/m/in/photostream/

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