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The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and Collaborating for Change
Michelle Reale
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1638-4
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $57.00
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128 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780838916384
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, I

This title will be available Spring 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered “beck and call” service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they’re perceived within their institutions, Reale proposes, the key lies in becoming a proactive teacher and collaborator. Offering strategies applicable to many different areas, this book shows how the academic librarian can be an educator in both structured and unstructured spaces on campuses. Blending practice-based evidence with a warm approach, Reale
  • discusses the changing perception of academic librarians, how they are seen and how they see themselves;
  • shows how academic librarians can and should assert their rightful place in the learning cycle;
  • looks at how to match teaching goals with academic librarians’ mission;
  • advocates for the indispensable roles the academic librarian should play, including co-collaborator, one-on-one research consultant, expert-at-large in non-structured spaces such as the dorm or student lounge, and embedded librarian in the classroom;  
  • offers talking points for self-advocacy, looking at the many ways academic librarians are making a difference; and
  • explores activities and programming for engagement and learning.
This book will empower and validate academic librarians by demonstrating their indispensable roles as educators.

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