Here are a few examples of ways faculty have included the embedded librarian:
A second example shows how the instructor created a timeline session and included the embedded librarian in the regular weekly coursework:
- Embedded librarianship evolved from the idea of embedded journalists in Iraq.
- NIH Informationists program, "...through the NIH Library, informationists provide personalized information services that break the usual bounds of librarian services — they become active members of the teams they are assisting."
- Librarian, Barbara Dewey coined the term "embedded librarian" in 2004 and stated that, "embedding the library into the university’s virtual space is as important as the physical collaborations [occurring on campus]”
The embedded librarian is especially for online (or hybrid) courses. Many of the students enrolled in online classes are limited by geography and time and rarely find themselves on campus. In order to benefit from library services, the embedded librarian program was created in order to reach these students and provide an equivalent level of information literacy instruction as their on campus counterparts.
The following are two examples of screencasts used in online RVCC courses:
Example I- The basics of using RVOneSearch for English courses:
Example II: Using CINAHL for nursing students to find appropriate subject headings for nursing topics:
When faculty require students to participate in the library discussion forums they gain much more from the individualized attention and interaction with the librarian. They have the opportunity to get feedback on their own specific topics and get suggestions regarding appropriate keywords and resources.
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