Elizabeth Leonard is the Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Information Technologies, Resources Acquisition and Description at Seton Hall University. She holds a MLIS from Rutgers University, a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, and doctoral work in Clinical Psychology. Additionally she has over 12 years of experience in Information Technology Management, specializing in project management, systems development and administration. Elizabeth is Chair of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Statistics Committee for the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) ofNew Jersey, on the Board of the 2014 Distance Library Services Conference, and a co-founder, along with Naomi House, of the Facebook group, I Need a Library Job. She has published and presented on the subject of Online Libraries, marketing of online library services, and the value of academic libraries.
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The rise of online education at institutions of higher learning, together with the increasing cost of higher education, lead some to suggest that online (or distance) education will eventually become the dominant form of higher learning. This has particular significance for librarians. This casebook, a blueprint for embedding academic librarians in online environments, from undergraduate to science-based graduate schools to MOOCs is the first to explore how librarians can play a key role in the virtual academic landscape. The authors, academic librarians representing a broad range of colleges and universities, look at the evolution of the embedded librarian from physical to virtual, suggest how to develop and implement unique programs in and out of the classroom, and explain how to scale programs once they are embedded.
This book is suitable for professional collections in academic libraries of all sizes and types. It is also suitable for collections in schools of library and information science.