Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

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978-1-55570-862-7
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2013
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ALA Neal-Schuman
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184
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Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). This new How-To-Do-It Manual is geared towards academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Tumbleson and Burke, who surveyed 280 librarians for information on related activities, also use their own first-hand experience implementing an embedded librarianship program at their university to offer guidance and encouragement.  Showing how to start a program that can be adapted and made sustainable, they include information on
  • Implementing a simple pilot program with a librarian and one or two faculty
  • Understanding and managing workload
  • 9 tips for an effective email solicitation asking faculty to participate
  • 10 selling points to attract students to LMS services 
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 An Introduction to Embedded Librarianship
LMS Embedded Librarianship
A Survey of LMS Embedded Librarians
LMS Embedded Librarianship is the Solution
LMS Embedded Librarianship Makes Information Literacy Accessible
Summary
References
2 The Embedded Librarian and the LMS
Why the LMS?
LMS Choices
Common Features and Capabilities Among the LMS
What Information and Resources Could Librarians Share in the LMS?
What Could Librarians Communicate With LMS Tools?
Questions to Consider When Implementing Embedded Librarianship in the LMS
Summary
References
3 Creating a Pilot Program
Scope of a Pilot Program
Planning a Pilot Program
Becoming Informed on Programs and Best Practices
Building Skills with the LMS
Selecting Services to Offer
Identifying and Recruiting Faculty Collaborators
Implementing the Pilot
Assessing the Results
Modifying and Improving
Summary
References
4 Marketing LMS Embedded Librarianship
Why Market?
LMS Embedded Librarian Survey
Marketing: Past and Present
Connecting with Faculty
Reaching Students
Marketing Techniques
Summary
References
5 Building the Embedded Librarian Presence: Instructional Content and Instructional Design
Starting with a Plan
The ADDIE Model
Analyze
Design
Development
Implementation
Evaluation
Summary
References
6 Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Courses
Introduction
Online Learning Courses
Face-to-Face Courses
Hybrid or Blended Courses
Interactivity with Students
Summary
References
7 Assessing the Impact of Embedded Librarians
Introduction
The Focus of Your Assessment
Assessment Methods
Examples of Assessing Embedded Librarian Programs
Summary
References
8 Extending Your Reach while Coping with Workload Issues Workload
LMS Embedded Librarian Survey
Examining Your Progress
Collecting and Analyzing Data
Reporting Results
Decisions: Which Campus Constituencies?
Workload Implications
Workload Models and Solutions
Boundaries
Referrals
Standardized Templates
Reuse and Reposition Content
Excuses: Resistance or Receptivity
Making Time: Review, Realign, and Stop
Staffing
Services
New Directions
Summary
References

9 Future Developments in Embedded Librarianship
Introduction
What Is Coming?
The Growth of Online Learning
What Can the Embedded Librarian Do?
Stay Current with Embedded Developments
Follow Best Practices
Grow the Service
What Should Embedded Librarianship Become?
A Larger Practitioner Community
A Research Agenda
The Predominant Form of Information Literacy Instruction
Summary
References
Appendix
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index

Beth E. Tumbleson

Beth E. Tumbleson is assistant director of the Gardner-Harvey Library, on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University (Ohio). She earned her M.S. in library science from Simmons School of Library Science, M.A. in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and B.A. in English and French from Dickinson College. Throughout her career, she has worked as an academic, school, and corporate librarian. She has co-authored book chapters and journal articles.

John J. Burke

John J. Burke is Library Director and Principal Librarian for the Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University (Ohio). He holds an MS in library science from the University of Tennessee and a BA in history from Michigan State University. Prior to his current position, he gained a tremendous amount of experience with technology in libraries at the University of Cincinnati–Raymond Walters College (Ohio) and Fairmont State College (West Virginia). John is a past president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) and a recipient of that organization’s Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award. He is the author of several other books, including every edition of The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff. He has presented on a variety of technology topics at conferences hosted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the American Library Association (ALA), the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) National Forum, and various regional and state conferences.