Embedded Librarians - Landry-Hyde & Packard PP


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Embedded Librarians - Landry-Hyde & Packard PP

  1. 1. *Embedded Librarianship
  2. 2. Definition and Background “Embedded librarianship involves the delivery of highly customized and highly valued information and knowledge services to a customer group with well-defined needs” (Shumaker, 2012, p. ). The phrase was borrowed from the “embedded journalist” idea that came into use during the invasion of Iraq (Dewey, 2004, p. 6) In higher education, liaison librarians working with discipline- specific students and faculty. Roots in the healthcare field in the 1960s with medical librarians
  3. 3. Best Practices Use the same technology that faculty and students use Library management must be supportive of staff involvement in embedded librarianship as it can quickly become a 24/7 proposition Set parameters on availability Actively collaborate with faculty Assess readiness of both the librarian and the organization Market and promote the service
  4. 4. More Best Practices Evaluate on a continuing basis and communicate the evaluation results to stakeholders Start small and work up Collaborate with other units, such as IT, the Distance Education Office, faculty development centers, the Writing Center, etc.
  5. 5. Web-based Tools Digital Learning Objects o MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching o Rice University’s Connexions o YouTube’s Education Channel o Digital Public Library of America, DPLA o HathiTrust Digital Library o Library of Congress American Memory Project o PBS Learning Media o OER Commons (Open Educational Resource)
  6. 6.  Content Management Tools oGoogle+ oSlideShare oWikispaces Classroom oWordPress oScoop.it! oBlogs oDiscussion boards
  7. 7. Embedding at TAMU-CC In BlackBoard Library Corner Discussion Forums Through WebEx in select courses—research- intensive Liaison librarians within the disciplines LibGuides, tutorials, and web-based user aids “Ask a Librarian” e-mail reference service
  8. 8. Embedding at TAMU-K