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  1. 1. Embedded Librarians:A LibGuide Template<br />Katy A. Hite<br />Roosevelt University Library<br />
  2. 2. RU Online<br />First fully online course: 2001<br />Fall 2010: Approx. 110 Online Courses<br />19 courses using embedded librarians<br />Summer 2011: Approx. 60 Online Courses<br />4 courses using embedded librarians<br />Fall 2011: 100% interest in using service again<br />
  3. 3. Embedded librarians @ Roosevelt University:<br />Are integrated in fully online courses<br />Occasional involvement in hybrid courses<br />Are enrolled in Blackboard as T.A.s<br />Use Libguides for Course Research Guides<br />Embedded Librarian Best Practices <br />
  4. 4. Embedded Librarian Template<br />Five+ pages <br />Home<br />Articles and databases<br />Books<br />Books at Roosevelt<br />Books at Other Libriaries <br />Citation help<br />“I can’t use wikipedia?!” or other research tips<br />Additional options as requested/needed<br />
  5. 5. Home<br />Required: Introduction, profile box, chat widget<br />Recommended: “See also” box, reminder to visit the library<br />Optional: Twitter feed, New Book RSS feed<br /><br />
  6. 6. Articles and databases<br /><ul><li>Required: Profile, chat , discipline specific databases
  7. 7. Recommended: Multi-subject databases, EBSCO database searching tips, “what is scholarly information?” or other relevant tips
  8. 8. Optional: Discipline specific research tips, “see also” box linking to: Research Tips and Tools, Finding Best Results and Distance Learning LibGuides
  9. 9.</li></li></ul><li>Books<br />Required: Profile, chat, catalog search box<br />Recommended: Discipline specific books (include ebooks when available), “Where can I look for books?” box<br />Optional: New books feed<br />Dropdown pages required:<br />Books at Roosevelt<br />Books from other libraries<br />Pages linked from separate “obtaining books” guide<br /><br />
  10. 10. Citation Help<br />Required: Profile box, chat widget, “About APA/MLA/Chicago Citations”<br />Recommended: “Introduction to the Basics of Citation,” Contact info for Writing Center<br />Optional: Resources for Common Citation Questions<br /><br />
  11. 11. Additional Pages<br />Optional, as requested by professor <br />Examples:<br />Legal encyclopedias for CJL <br />Additional web sites<br />Research activities<br />
  12. 12. Sample Course Guides<br />Organizational Communication<br />Methods of Critical Reasoning<br />Integrated Research Activity<br />Guided activity through Academic Search Premier<br />Response and librarian feedback posted to Blackboard<br />
  13. 13. “Office” Hours<br />
  14. 14. Professor Feedback<br />“I would appreciate suggestions on how to better encourage my students to use this resource.” ~Fall 2010<br />Professors now encouraged to include a “Questions for your Librarian” thread on Bb<br />“It took at lot of coaching to get the student's to use it at first, but the student's that used the embedded librarian benefited from the contact and sources.” ~Spring 2011<br />“It (the embedded librarian) is helpful. If I know I will have one I can plan some of the curriculum around working with the individual.”<br />
  15. 15. Into the Future…<br />Increase accessibility<br />Include video tutorials<br />Increase interactive portions<br />Explore “synchronous” lecture/teaching opportunities<br />Encourage more “co-teaching” opportunities (i.e. Library research worksheet)<br />More outreach to online faculty<br />
  16. 16. References<br />Matthew, Victory and Ann Schroeder. “The Embedded Librarian Program.” Educause Quarterly. 29.4 (2006): <> 3 June 2011.<br />RU Online. Roosevelt University, 2011. Web. 3 June 2011<br />“Team Teaching with an Embedded Librarian.” Distance Education Report. 12.17 (2008): 6-7. Persistent URL: <> 3 June 2011. *Full text available through ILL, or contact me for a copy.<br />Wyss, Paul Alan. “Getting Started as Distance Learning Librarian.” College Student Journal. 42.2 (2008): 440-8. Persistent URL: <> WilsonWeb. 3 June 2011. <br />