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.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
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
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
2 The Embedded Librarian and the LMS
Why the LMS?
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
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
4 Marketing LMS Embedded Librarianship
LMS Embedded Librarian Survey
Marketing: Past and Present
Connecting with Faculty
5 Building the Embedded Librarian Presence: Instructional Content and Instructional Design
Starting with a Plan
The ADDIE Model
6 Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Courses
Online Learning Courses
Hybrid or Blended Courses
Interactivity with Students
7 Assessing the Impact of Embedded Librarians
The Focus of Your Assessment
Examples of Assessing Embedded Librarian Programs
8 Extending Your Reach while Coping with Workload Issues Workload
LMS Embedded Librarian Survey
Examining Your Progress
Collecting and Analyzing Data
Decisions: Which Campus Constituencies?
Workload Models and Solutions
Reuse and Reposition Content
Excuses: Resistance or Receptivity
Making Time: Review, Realign, and Stop
9 Future Developments in Embedded Librarianship
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
About the Authors
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