Embedded Librarians

Director of Liaison & Instruction Services

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Melissa Mallon
Contact:
014 Peabody Library
322-3147
Subjects:Education

Embedding Librarians & Research Content

Embedded Librarians
Embedding a librarian in your course is a great way to provide more consistent and personalized assistance for your students. An embedded librarian is especially useful for online classes that involve a research component. Including a librarian in Brightspace can also extend students' access to research assistance after an information literacy instruction session. Librarians can be active in the course to the extent the faculty member prefers. Examples of  ways librarians can interact with students include:

  • setting up "virtual office hours" (using the Brightspace discussion board or other tools)
  • posting to a blog or Twitter feed
  • alerting students to the latest books or articles relevant to their research topics (via email or the Brightspace Announcements)
  • creating a Research Guide targeted to your course's research assignments
  • designing pre- and post-tests to assess students' research skills

To find the librarian best suited for your course, see the Find Your Subject Liaison Librarian link below. Instructions for adding a librarian to a Brigthspace course can be found in the "Research Support in Brigthspace" tab.

Find Your Subject Liaison Librarian