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Embedded Librarian

Jeannette Idiart and Claire Murata have been working on the embedded librarian in English 102 for three quarters.  Last quarter, Pam Dusenberry and Claire Murata also performed the experiment.  This quarter, Claire Murata is giving six of the workshops for Mariam Merrins's English 102.  

The purpose of the experiment was for the English instructor and the librarian to learn more deeply what each other does; to explore seamless integration of research skills and the world of information into the writing process; and to build lesson plans and learning objects that can be used by librarians or English instructors.  We developed eight 50 minute- hour and a half lessons that can be modified or used in any way anyone wants to.  

These are the English assignments, the lesson plans built with them, and the assignments that accompany.  

Embedded Librarian bibliography

Lit review provided by Kaijsa Calkins. 


Arnold, B. (2008, September). Embedded Librarianship: Background and Overview. One-Person Library, 25(5), 5-6. PDF

Allen, I. E. & Seaman, J. (2008). Staying the course: online education in the United States, 2008. Needham, MA: Sloan Consortium. pdf

Bilema, C., Crocker, D., Miller, J. Reynolds-Moehrled, J. & Shaw, H. (2007). Faculty and librarian collaborations: A case study and proposal for online learning environments. Research Strategies, 20, 334 – 345. PDF

Bowler, Meagan and Kori Street. "Investigating the efficacy of embedment: experiments in information literacy integration." Reference Services Review 36.4 (2008): 438-449. PDF

Bozeman, D., & Owens, R. (2008, Fall2008). Providing Services to Online Students: Embedded Librarians and Access to Resources. Mississippi Libraries, 72(3), 57-59. Retrieved November 26, 2008, from Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts database. PDF

Bushong, S., & Buff, C. (2008, Winter2008). Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning: A Course for Teacher Practitioners. Education Libraries, 31(2), 12-18.

Brew, L. (2008, April). The role of student feedback in evaluating and revising a blended learning course. Internet & Higher Education, 11(2), 98-105.

Cummings, J., Cummings, L., & Fredrickson, L. (2007). User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(1), 81–96. PDF

Deitering, A., & Jameson, S. (n.d.). Step by Step through the Scholarly Conversation: A Collaborative Library/Writing Faculty Project to Embed Information Literacy and Promote Critical Thinking in First Year Composition at Oregon State University. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 15(1). Retrieved November 26, 2008, from Library Literature & Information Science database. PDF

Dewey, B.I. (2004) The Embedded Librarian: strategic campus collaborations. Resource Sharing & Information Networks 17(1/2), 5-17. PDF

Ferrer-Vinent, I., & Carello, C. (2008, December). Embedded Library Instruction in a First-Year Biology Laboratory Course. Science & Technology Libraries, 28(4), 325-351. PDF

Fosmire, M. (2008, March). Teams, What are They Good For, and How Do You Get Them to Work?. Science & Technology Libraries, 28(1/2), 123-131.

Fowler, J., & Zimitat, C. (2008, February). Common Time: embedding the concept of academic and social integration across cognate degree programmes. Innovations in Education & Teaching International, 45(1), 37-46.

Hall, R. (2008, January). The embedded librarian in a freshman speech class. College & Research Libraries News, 69(1), 28-30. Retrieved November 26, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. PDF

Hearn, M.R. (2005). Embedding a Librarian in the Classroom: an intensive information literacy model. Reference Services Review, 33(2), 219-227. PDF

Kelly, R. (2008, October). Team Teaching with an Embedded Librarian. Online Classroom

Leong, J. Marketing Electronic Resources to Distance Students: A Multipronged Approach. (2007, December). Serials Librarian, 53(3), 77-93. PDF

Lillard, L.L. (2004). Personalized instruction and assistance services for distance learners: Cultivating a research relationship. Research Strategies, 19, 204 – 212. PDF

Matthew, V. & Schroeder, A.(2006). The Embedded Librarian Program: Faculty and librarians partner to provide personalized library assistance in online courses. Educause Quarterly, 29(4), html

Minter, S. (2008, February 1). A Collaborative Pot: Research, History, Writing, Drama, and Art. Library Media Connection, 26(5), 38-39. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ784874) Retrieved November 26, 2008, from ERIC database. PDF

Northrup, L. (2008, June). MeeboMe! For Embedded Chat Reference: Patron-Initiated Encounters Without Downloads or Accounts. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 15(3), 357-363.

Office of Institutional Analysis. (2008). University of Wyoming five-year end of semester history - fall semesters 2003 through 2007, students by state, level, & site. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. pdf

Owens, R. (2008, Spring2008). Where the Students Are: The Embedded Librarian Project at Daytona Beach College. Florida Libraries, 51(1), 8-10. Retrieved November 26, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. PDF

Owusu-Ansah, E.K. (2007). Beyond Collaboration: Seeking Greater Scope and Centrality for Library Instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(4), 415–429. PDF

Partridge, H., Baker, A., & McAllister, L. (2008, March). The Reflective Online Searching Skills (ROSS) Environment: embedding information literacy into student learning through an online environment. IFLA Journal, 34(1), 55-71.

Pomerantz, J., Mon, L., & McClure, C.R. (2008). Evaluating Remote Reference Service: A Practical Guide to Problems and Solutions. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 8(1), 15–30. PDF

Ramsey, K.M., & Kinnie, J. (2006). The Embedded Librarian. Library Journal, 131(6), 34-35. html

Reece, G.J. (2007). Critical thinking and cognitive transfer: Implications for the development of online information literacy tutorials. Research Strategies, 20, 482 – 493. PDF

Rudin, P. (2008, January). No Fixed Address: The Evolution of Outreach Library Services on University Campuses. Reference Librarian, 49(1), 55-75. PDF

Schmidt, A. (2008. March/April). Widgets and widgetry for librarians. MultiMedia Internet @ Schools, 15(2), 10-12. PDF

Shumaker, D. (2007). Embedded Library Services: Initial inquiry into practices for their development, management, and delivery. contributed paper, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. PDF

Silver, S.L. & Nickel, L.T. (2007). Are online tutorials effective? A comparison of online and classroom library instruction methods. Research Strategies 20, 389 – 396. PDF

Simons, K., Young, J., & Gibson, C. (2000). The learning library in context: community, integration, and influence. Research Strategies 17, 123-132. PDF

Smith, S., & Sutton, L. (2008, February). Embedded librarians. College & Research Libraries News, 69(2), 71-85.

Spallek, H., Butler, B., Schleyer, T., Weiss, P., Wang, X., Thyvalikakath, T., et al. (2008, April). Supporting Emerging Disciplines with e-Communities: Needs and Benefits. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(2), 10-10.

Taylor, L. (2008, March). Information Literacy in Subject-Specific Vocabularies: A Path to Critical Thinking. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 15(1/2), 141-158. PDF

Trexler, S. (2007, December). VoiceThread: Sharing Media and Conversations. Information Searcher, 17(2), 31-32.

Zoellner, K., Samson, S., & Hines, S. (2008, July). Continuing Assessment of Library Instruction to Undergraduates: A General Education Course Survey Research Project. College & Research Libraries, 69(4), 370-383.

ACRL Standards for Distance Library Services.

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