Steven J. Bell is associate university librarian for research and instructional services at Temple University. He is cofounder, with John Shank, of the Blended Librarian's Online Learning Community, where academic librarians explore their changing roles on the Learning Times Network. He earned is EdD at the University of Pennsylvania.
- About the Authors
"The future of academic librarianship depends on our collective ability to integrate services and practices into the teaching and learning process…Our goal is to raise awareness, promote the contributions librarians can make, and create change."
--Steven J. Bell and John D. Shank
Change is unfolding at a furious pace for academic librarians, where even predictions of obsolescence abound. This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process.
Learn why enhanced capabilities in instructional design and technology, the "blended librarian skill set," is so critical. Then use the authors' modified instructional design "ADDIE model" to:
Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real "blended librarians" are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students.
"Highly recommended for academic librarians and any librarian interested in better decision-making."
"An excellent job introducing the concept of design thinking and applying a seemingly corporate strategy to the library profession."
-Journal of Academic Librarianship
"Can help position the library as a technology leader."