Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Embedded Librarian Program 2012

The Embedded Librarian program will provide the following services:
  • The librarian is added to the online course and has access to its content/syllabus/discussion.
  • The librarian takes an initiative to provide research assistance, as the course progresses and the research projects begin. This may happen formally or through various discussion threads, informally.
  • The librarian will provide a document to the instructors to be loaded into Blackboard identifying her services, etc so the students understand that a librarian is available on-line with them.
What support the Embedded Librarian expects from the instructors
  • The instructors must add the librarian to the blackboard course, with access to the discussion board.
  • The Embedded Librarian services are flexible. The instructors must provide guidelines related to the depth of the Embedded Librarian’s participation in the course.
  • The instructors must provide information to the librarian, related to their reference needs, as the course progresses.
  • The instructors refers questions/problems to the librarian, as appropriate. These questions will, when they require library research assistance, be forwarded to the librarian.
What future Embedded Librarian programs may include:

The standard information literacy workshops, provided by the library staff, would be provided to the students through this online format, either sequentially (as the course progresses) or as a unit, at a specifically designated time.

Trial Date: Summer 2012 Session

Meetings / emails with the instructors:

Initial Contact to the Instructors: April 16, 2012

Embedded librarian research: April 16 to May 15 (journals, discussion with library director and instruction librarian, list serve review)

Plan Developed: May 15-18, 2012

Presentation (via e-mail) to instructor participants, Library Director, Instruction Librarian, English department head. Library Director will cc Deans o A&S and B&P, and Provost

Program Review: July 30, 2012

  • Michele Gregg, Librarian
  • Todd Crisp-Simon, English instructor
  • Joan Kalley, English instructor
  • John Price, Business instructor
Michele Gregg
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Tri-County Technical College
P.O. Box 587
Pendleton, SC 29670


864-646-1755; 864-646-1543 (fax)


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