Embedded Librarians/Embedded Libraries: Embedding the library into the fabric of higher education

Embedded Librarians/Embedded Libraries: Embedding the library into the fabric of higher education

This course will explore the creative and proactive strategies academic libraries are employing to embed librarians, library presence, library collections, research support, and library instruction into the curriculum, student success initiatives, and patron points of need. In an era in which some students and faculty bypass the library entirely, librarians are developing innovative services that take them outside the library — both online and face-to-face — to provide services where their patrons are. This requires deep knowledge of one’s patrons and the academic environment, as well as an understanding of best practices for collaboration. We will explore best practices for embedding the library into the fabric of higher education through the literature as well as through significant written reflection and discussion.

Class Name Embedded Librarians/Embedded Libraries: Embedding the library into the fabric of higher education
Host School San Jose State University
Class Identifier INFO 220
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Meredith Farkas
Course Tool (Online) Other
Class Description This course will explore the creative and proactive strategies academic libraries are employing to embed librarians, library presence, library collections, research support, and library instruction into the curriculum, student success initiatives, and patron points of need. In an era in which some students and faculty bypass the library entirely, librarians are developing innovative services that take them outside the library — both online and face-to-face — to provide services where their patrons are. This requires deep knowledge of one’s patrons and the academic environment, as well as an understanding of best practices for collaboration. We will explore best practices for embedding the library into the fabric of higher education through the literature as well as through significant written reflection and discussion.
Class Disclaimer Students must meet the school's home computing and technology literacy prerequisites. See http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/technology-support/home-computing-environment.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 5th, 2017 - August 11th, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day May 22nd, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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