Embedded Librarianship: Tools and Practices

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$ 38.70
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-5857-5
Published: 
2012
Publisher: 
ALA TechSource
Pages: 
54
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors

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.

Buffy J. Hamilton

Buffy J. Hamilton is the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, she was a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia. She received a Cutting-Edge Service Award from the ALA's Office for Information and Technology Policy. A 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, she was also named one of Tech & Learning's 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future. She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning.

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.