Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level: Action Steps and Practices


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An ALA TechSource Workshop
Presented by Buffy J. Hamilton
February 2012

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Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level: Action Steps and Practices

  1. 1. Taking EmbeddedLibrarianship to theNext Level: Action Stepsand PracticesAn ALA TechSource WorkshopPresented by Buffy J. HamiltonFebruary 2012CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/moyogo/4884992/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  2. 2. Today’s Learning Targets  Explore traditional and emerging definitions of embedded librarianship  Explore tools for learning through real world examples of embedded librarianship  Identify best practices for establishing learning partnerships
  3. 3. idea sparks andinspirationCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2643699255/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  4. 4. What is your library Group Poll environment?
  5. 5. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/drh/2578799446/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  6. 6. “…takes a librarian out of the Definition context of the traditionallibrary and places him or her in an ‘on-site’ setting or situationthat enables close coordination and collaboration with researchers or teaching faculty.” Source: Jack Carlson and Ruth Kneale, “Embedded Librarianship in the Research Context: Navigating New Waters,” College & Research Libraries News 72, no. 3 (March 2011): 167, accessed Dec. 11, 2011, http://crln.acrl.org/content/72/3/167.full.
  7. 7. "Embedded librarianship Definitioninvolves the delivery of highly customized and highly valued information and knowledge services to a customer group with well-defined needs.” Source: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. Academic Search Complete.
  8. 8. “librarians as a “node” in networks attuned toperpeutal learning” Quote Source: Slide 24, http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/libraries-and-learning-communities- internet-librarian?from=ss_embed
  9. 9. “there is no one size fits all model ofembedded librarianship”Source: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. Academic Search Complete.CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6883642181/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  10. 10. embedded librarianship comes in many varieties andforms CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris- fritz/2596437035/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  11. 11. librarian embedded librarianship learningcommunity
  12. 12. Learning Communities and LibrariansRead, listen, watch, and learn at http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Oct/Internet-Librarian.aspx
  13. 13. Learning Communities and LibrariansRead, listen, watch, and learn at http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Oct/Internet-Librarian.aspx and http://bit.ly/AEw9iG
  14. 14. communities formed around contentstandards CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsilver/3846379066/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  15. 15. communities formed around information literacystandards
  16. 16. communities formed around passions,interests, wonderings, and curiosityCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/-lucaslove/2480196861/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  17. 17. the common thread: creating andsustaining conversations for learningCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/sizes/l/
  18. 18. relationships are the cornerstone oflibraries and participation CC image via http://goo.gl/3qSaE
  19. 19. embedded librarianship is scalable to the needs of a learning communityCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/shereen84/2511071028/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  20. 20. Are you or your colleagues Group Poll embedded in a learning community through your library?A. Yes, online learning environments only (Blackboard, Moodle)B. Yes, in face to face learning environments onlyC. Yes, in other waysD. Yes, in some combination of A, B, or CE. NoF. Not sure
  21. 21. families and globallearning communities
  22. 22. Skype
  23. 23. Skype and Wikis
  24. 24. SkypeImage used with written permission from http://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonpubliclibrary/6897978505/sizes/l/in/photostream/Read more at http://princetonlibrary.org/peff/
  25. 25. SkypeRead more at http://bit.ly/x0f3OU
  26. 26. SlideshareListen at http://www.slideshare.net/theunquietlibrary/nayman-1st-period-poetry-reading?from=ss_embed
  27. 27. Slideshare
  28. 28. Adobe ConnectRead more: http://glma.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/student-poetry-webcasts/
  29. 29. Google Docs
  30. 30. Social MediaLearn more at http://slidesha.re/fjwuK4
  31. 31. Social MediaLearn more at http://bit.ly/eydLle
  32. 32. Social MediaLearn more at https://twitter.com/#!/tedxnjlibs
  33. 33. Social Media
  34. 34. Social MediaLearn more at http://bit.ly/92znO6
  35. 35. PinterestLearn more at http://pinterest.com/princetonpl/
  36. 36. PinterestLearn more at http://pinterest.com/princetonpl/princeton-sites-to-see/
  37. 37. academic learningcommunities
  38. 38. TwitterCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsilver/5580345119/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  39. 39. Twitter
  40. 40. Twitter
  41. 41. Twitter: Librarian JazzCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbreitfeld/432515357/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  42. 42. Facebook
  43. 43. FacebookRead the full text article athttp://collaborativelibrarianship.org/index.php/jocl/article/viewFile/145/107;
  44. 44. Ning
  45. 45. QR CodesRead more at http://bit.ly/nh4ZiJSource: Hicks, Alison, and Caroline Sinkinson. "Situated Questions And Answers: Responding To Library Users With QR Codes." Reference & UserServices Quarterly 51.1 (2011): 60-69. Academic Search Complete.
  46. 46. Google HangoutRead more at http://oit.colorado.edu/blogs/at/using-google-hangouts-extras-office-hours-fall-2011
  47. 47. Information Dashboard/PLE
  48. 48. Information Dashboard/PLE
  49. 49. Curation: Scoop.it
  50. 50. Blogs
  51. 51. Wikispaces
  52. 52. NoodleTools
  53. 53. Google Docs
  54. 54. iPadsLearn more at http://bit.ly/wLKmet and http://slidesha.re/wOTeja
  55. 55. “ In general, the iPad lends itself to collaboration in ways that a laptop doesn’t, which fosters a great deal of sharing. The pilot has also created an exploratory iPads climate on campus—as teachers, students, and administrators learn at the same time how to use the iPad and what it will mean for their teaching and learning…When we all, students and teachers alike, ask these questions and become learners, we become real partners in this thing called education.”Learn more at http://bit.ly/wLKmet and http://slidesha.re/wOTeja
  56. 56. ”I think the most transformative part of the process is how the newness of the device created a climate where all of us were learning together — that created a more iPads democratic learning process for our campus because everyone was thrust into the position of “learner.” It was like starting a new school in that sense. We have work to do and hurdles to deal with, but it will continue to be a collaborative learning process, and that’s the shift that has been most significant.”Learn more at http://bit.ly/wLKmet, http://bit.ly/x0FLV5 , and http://slidesha.re/wOTeja
  57. 57. future learning spaces forembedded librarianship
  58. 58. Future learning spaces to amplify the face to face Possibilities conversation•Buddypress/Wordpress•YouTube•Mobile apps•GamingCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  59. 59. brainstorm and share
  60. 60. Brainstorm/Share Brainstorm and Share•Do you have any existing partnersor projects that might lendthemselves to this model?•What takeaways do you have fromthe examples we’ve explored today?•What challenges do you foreseeand how might you address those?CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  61. 61. tips for successCC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/muyyum/5317136709/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  62. 62. Tips for Success • Start with a pilot program and make changes based on an assessment of that program. • All collaborators should have a clear understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities; at the same time, be willing to adjust those roles and responsibilities in response to the needs of the learning community. • Start smallSource: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. AcademicSearch Complete.
  63. 63. Tips for Success • Build on existing relationships first • Think outside the box • Be realistic about the time and energy commitment • Regular , clear communication is a must • Assess the project (formative and summative)Source: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. AcademicSearch Complete.
  64. 64. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/3360687295/
  65. 65. library is the storyof the humanexperience CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/beth19/4642532960/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  66. 66. enchantmentCc image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/3325862580/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  67. 67. enchantment:sustained,voluntarydelight that ismutuallybeneficial CC image via http://goo.gl/JeEi2
  68. 68. trustworthiness CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk4u/3523009191/sizes/z/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  69. 69. likabilityCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncwarren/4164759025/sizes/l/
  70. 70. fantastic product or serviceCC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgage/3282273765/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  71. 71. “enchantmenttransformssituations andrelationships.”Guy Kawasaki,Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions CC image via http://goo.gl/V9vO6
  72. 72. “No risk, no art. No art, no reward.” Seth GodinCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/pure9/2606460947/sizes/o/Seth Godin, September 2010 http://bit.ly/9Vkh1K
  73. 73. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  74. 74. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/5097846224/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  75. 75. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://buffyjhamilton.wordpress.com Twitter: @buffyjhamilton Embedded Librarianship on Scoop.it: http://bit.ly/w5YKeU