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ACRL Webinar @ Simmons College - Embedded Librarianship

ACRL New England Chapter

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Embedded Librarians: Integrating Information Literacy Instruction at the Point of Need

Webinar Viewing Location: Simmons College - School of Management, Room 223

Live Webcast
April 30, 2013
2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes | Directions | Campus Map | Off-campus parking

Description: Embedded librarians work closely over time with non-librarian groups, whether by joining a semester-long course, maintaining an ongoing presence in online courses, participating in broad curriculum planning efforts, or joining the staffs of academic departments, clinical settings, or performing groups. Barbara Dewey coined the term in 2004, and she wrote: “Embedding requires more direct and purposeful interaction than acting in parallel with another person, group, or activity. Overt purposefulness makes embedding an appropriate definition of the most comprehensive collaborations for librarians in the higher education community".

More and more libraries are adopting embedded librarianship as an approach to creating an integrated and sustained library instruction presence in classes across the curriculum. In this webcast, embedded librarians will describe examples of successful embedded projects across the range of academic levels and departments, including both online and on-campus instruction.  They will share strategies for implementing, sustaining and assessing embedded librarianship.  The discussion will include best practices learned from multiple institutions, as well as issues to consider when planning an embedded initiative.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about established best practices for embedding in order to adapt these practices to their own teaching practice.
  • Learn about models for assessment of embedded librarian projects in order to design effective, assessable projects.

Presenters: Cass Kvenild and Kaijsa Calkins, University of Wyoming

Have questions about ACRL Webinar @ Simmons College - Embedded Librarianship? Contact ACRL New England Chapter

When & Where

Simmons College
300 Fenway
School of Management - Room 223
Boston, MA 02115

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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ACRL New England Chapter

ACRL New England Chapter provides opportunities for the professional growth of academic and research librarians by conducting workshops and arranging programs in New England to encourage the exchange of ideas and information relating to library developments; disseminating educational information oriented to academic and research libraries; and supporting and participating in programs of other regional and local organizations when appropriate, to promote and improve library service to the academic research community.

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