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ALA Annual Program Description

With so much interest in embedding libraries and librarians into course mangement systems, we thought it would be a good opportunity to have a focused discussion on this topic at Annual. We just submitted the following description to the program book:

Embedded Librarians In Course Management Systems: Transforming Ourselves.

Are you embedded in a CMS? If the answer is “yes,” share challenges, opportunities, and best practice methods used to collaborate with faculty and strengthen communication with students by being embedded in a faculty’s course management system. If the answer is “not yet,” bring your questions and help drive a discussion that started at Midwinter.

There have been some great articles published on this topic recently. Check out the following:

Black, E. L. (2008). Toolkit Approach To Integrating Library Resources Into The Learning Management System. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 34(6), 496-501.

Hristova, M. (2013). Library Widget for Moodle. Code4lib Journal, (19), 1-10.

Ismail, Lizah. "Getting Personal: Reaching Out To Adult Learners Through A Course Management System." Reference Librarian 52.3 (2011): 244-262. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 4 Mar. 2013. DOI: 10.1080/02763877.2011.556993

Jeffryes, J., Peterson, K., Crowe, S., Fine, E., & Carrillo, E. (2011). Integration Innovation: Launching the Library into a Course Management System. Journal Of Library Innovation2(1), 20-34.

Searing, Susan E., and Alison M. Greenlee. "Faculty Responses To Library Service Innovations: A Case Study." Journal Of Education For Library & Information Science 52.4 (2011): 279-294. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.

Shumaker, David, and Mary Talley. "Models of Embedded Librarianship: A Research Summary." Information Outlook 14.1 (2010): 26,28,33-35. ProQuest Education Journals; ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source; ProQuest Research Library. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.  ISSN: 1091-0808

Weigal, Van. "From Course Management to Curricular Capabilities: A Capabilities Approach for the Next-Generation CMS." Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy. IGI Global, 2005. 190-205. Web. 4 Mar. 2013. (cited by 33) DOI:10.4018/978-1-59140-512-2.ch012    

York, Amy C., and Jason M. Vance. "Taking Library Instruction Into The Online Classroom: Best Practices For Embedded Librarians." Journal Of Library Administration 49.1/2 (2009): 197-209. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.   (cited by 44) DOI: 10.1080/01930820802312995

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