The on-going Embedded Librarian Program is entering its 6th semester. It is an online solution to improving students’ research assignment outcomes. Last spring 2011, 15 instructors teaching 32 sections to more than 630 students in 100 to 400 level courses in ATH, BIS, CHM, CSE, ENG, HST, MUS, NSG, and PSY collaborated with an embedded librarian.
Would you like the Gardner-Harvey Library to deliver information literacy resources and skills to your Niihka course(s) to strengthen your students’ course-related research efforts?
Email Beth Tumbleson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested. Preferably before August 8, 2011!
Description of Research Assignment(s):
This starts a conversation that leads to your embedded librarian designing customized content within your Niihka courses to the extent you designate:
· with a start-up research guide
· assistance during the research project period
· research service throughout the semester
We are prepared to:
· explain the research process in plain English
· identify tools to simplify tasks such as managing time, narrowing topics, identifying search terms, citing sources
· suggest a few relevant research databases from among the hundreds Miami University Libraries offers
· save you time. How? As publishers continue to upgrade their electronic resources’ content and interfaces, librarians stay current by attending webinars and reading the professional literature. Then you may focus on developments in your discipline.
Whether you teach online, hybrid, or traditional courses – lower or upper division courses, consider requesting the embedded librarian service for your students this Fall 2011.
Embedded librarians are already building content in Niihka, creating screencasts, and building subject specific LibGuides for the LMS.