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On the Front Lines: New Opportunities in Embedded Librarianship


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Presentation for the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference

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On the Front Lines: New Opportunities in Embedded Librarianship

  1. 1. ON THE FRONT LINES<br />New Opportunities for Embedded Librarianship<br />Jenny Dale& Lynda Kellam<br />The University of North Carolina at Greensboro<br />ACRL Virtual Conference 2011<br />
  2. 2. UNC Greensboro<br />Institutional Profile<br />17,500 students (14,500 undergraduates)<br />Research University with High Research Activity<br />Retention efforts<br />Student Affairs/Academic Affairs merged under Office of the Provost<br />
  3. 3. POLL: How would you describe your institution?<br />Large public university<br />Large private university<br />Medium public university<br />Medium private university<br />Small public university/college<br />Small private university/college<br />
  4. 4. The University Libraries<br />Librarians are tenure-track faculty<br />90 library staff members<br />Liaison programs<br />Departmental/program <br />Student Affairs Connection<br />
  5. 5. Learning Communities<br />Variety of Special Interest Communities<br />UNCG Tomorrow, Strategic Plan: “Goal 3.3: Implement first-year learning communities for all first-time UNCG undergraduate students to encourage integration of learning across courses.”<br />
  6. 6. Embedded Librarians at UNCG<br />In academic courses<br />In academic departments<br />In learning communities (and other non-traditional spaces)<br />
  7. 7. POLL: Are librarians on your campus embedded? (choose all that apply)<br />Yes, in online classes.<br />Yes, in traditional face-to-face classes.<br />Yes, in some other way.<br />Yes, in a combination of the above ways.<br />I don’t know.<br />No.<br />
  8. 8. Case Study: Warren Ashby<br />Oldest living-learning community in North Carolina<br />In-House Librarian<br />Office hours<br />Curriculum development<br />Outreach events<br />Library instruction<br />Library First-Responder<br />More information on Warren Ashby Residential College<br />
  9. 9. Case Study: First Year LLCs<br />First Year Experience<br />UNS Class<br />Office hours<br />Grogan<br />Outreach events<br />image source<br />
  10. 10. POLL: Does your campus have LLCs?<br />Yes<br />No<br />I don’t know!<br />
  11. 11. Future plans <br />Expansion areas<br />Warren Ashby Residential College expansion<br />Honors College<br />New Living-Learning Communities and others<br />Challenges<br />
  12. 12. Best Practices <br />Identify potential partners<br />Define your relationship with your assigned unit<br />Balance outreach with other responsibilities<br />Redefine the library’s role<br />Connect with institution’s strategic goals<br />
  13. 13. Brainstorming <br />With whom have you worked on your campus?<br />What are you doing to reach out to student affairs units on your campus?<br />What are you doing with Learning Communities specifically? Or what could you do?<br />What challenges have you faced/do you foresee?<br />