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Year Published: 2011
This first book-length treatment of embedded librarianship showcases strategies for successfully embedding librarians and library services across higher education. Chapters feature case studies and reports on projects from a wide variety of colleges and universities, including some surprising settings and results.
By joining varied groups of patrons and assisting their research over the long haul, embedded librarians commit themselves to service in a very different way than they did in traditional one-shot bibliographic instruction. In this collection, we see librarians using the embedded model to become valuable collaborators, trusted instructors, and partners in shaping the curriculum and broad institutional goals beyond the boundaries of the library.
This book is appropriate for academic librarians, academic libraries, schools of information science and librarianship, library educators, and researchers.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction
Chapter One. A Recent History of Embedded Librarianship: Collaboration and Partnership Building with Academics in Learning and Research Environments
Chapter Two. Beyond Instruction: Creating New Roles for Embedded Librarians
Part Two: Embedding in the First-Year Experience
Chapter Three. A Faculty Perspective: Strengthening At-Risk Students’ Transition to Academic Research through Embedded Librarianship
Rick Fisher and April Heaney
Chapter Four. Embedding a Library Program in the First-Year Curriculum: Experiences and Strategies of an Australian Case Study
Craig Milne and Jennifer Thomas
Part Three: Embedding Instruction Online
Chapter Five. Replacing Face-to-Face Information Literacy Instruction: Offering the Embedded Librarian Program to All Courses
Chapter Six. Instruction Where and When Students Need It: Embedding Library Resources into Learning Management Systems
Part Four: Embedding in the Disciplines & Across Them
Chapter Seven. Embedded and Embodied: Dance Librarianship within the Academic Department
Chapter Eight. Collaboration in Speech Communication: A Case Study in Faculty-Librarian Collaboration to Teach Undergraduates to Write a Literature Review
Kate Gronemyer and Natalie Dollar
Chapter Nine. A Tale of Three Disciplines: Embedding Librarians and Outcomes-based Information Literacy Competency in Business, Biology, and Communication
Baseema Banoo Krkoska, Camille Andrews, and Jim Morris-Knower
Chapter Ten. One University, Two Approaches: The Regis Experience with Embedded Librarianship
Paul Betty and Martin Garnar
Part Five: Embedding in Graduate and Professional Programs
Chapter Eleven. Kresge Library’s Embedded Librarian Program: A Student-Centered Approach
Laura Berdish and Corey Seeman
Chapter Twelve. More Than a One-Shot: Innovative Faculty-Librarian Collaboration
Lisa R. Coats and Bojana Beric
Chapter Thirteen. Starring the Literature Review: An Integrative Approach
Deborah S. Garson and Eileen McGowan
Part Six: Embedding in Innovative Spaces
Chapter Fourteen. Embedded Right Where the Students Live: A Librarian in the University Residence Halls
Chapter Fifteen. Extending Our Reach: Embedding Library Resources and Services within Extension
Chapter Sixteen. Embedded Librarianship at the Claremont Colleges
About the Editors
Cassandra Kvenild is Distance Learning Librarian and Kaijsa Calkins is English Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Wyoming. Both are graduates of the University of Washington iSchool. They have written and presented about their embedded projects at national and international conferences, and are planning a second book on embedded librarianship. Cass’s other research interests include assessment of library services to distance learners and technological innovations in online library services. Kaijsa’s other research focuses on college student reading, with additional interest in information literacy learning and assessment, and social media in learning.