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Embedded Librarianship: Tools and Practices
Buffy J. Hamilton
Item Number: 978-0-8389-5857-5
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $43.00
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Library Technology Reports, February/March 2012 (48:2)

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54 pages
8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2012
As librarians look for ways to infuse information, digital, and new media literacies into authentic research tasks in the context of content area study and passion-based information-seeking needs, many librarians are turning to the model of embedded librarianship to establish and foster collaborative partnerships for learning. At the root of embedded librarianship is the establishment and growth of relationships that cultivate trust, enabling the librarian to become a true partner in teaching and learning.

This issue of Library Technology Reports explores how embedded librarians can use free and low-cost teaching technologies to support and enhance participatory learning experiences in school and academic libraries. Case studies explore ways partnerships for learning were forged and the impact of these collaborative relationships on the understandings and experiences of learners of all ages.
About the Author

Buffy Hamilton is currently a school librarian at Norcross High School in metropolitan Atlanta. Formerly the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library and the lead librarian of "The Unquiet Library" at Creekview High School in the Cherokee County School District, she has over 20 years of experience in public education. Her research and practitioner interests include participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, digital composition, critical pedagogy, and social scholarship. She was the 2010 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year, received a Cutting-Edge Service Award from the ALA's Office for Information and Technology Policy, and was named a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She was also named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future and chosen by the National School Boards Association Technology Leadership Network for their list of “20 to Watch." She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian, winner of the 2011 Salem Press Best School Library Blog Award.

About Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.


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