An embedded librarian is a librarian that is integrated into an online class for a period of time to support the students in their research process.
Why do I need an embedded librarian?
Many of our students here at UWF are in entirely online programs. They may never visit campus or any of our physical libraries. Fortunately, the library has a wealth of electronic resources that can be accessed remotely. But having the resources is not enough. Many students don't realize the resources they have access to through the library, how to access them, or how using them can benefit their scholarly work. An embedded librarian will provide support for these students in their virtual space.
What can the embedded librarian do for your class?
provide information about the library's databases, e-books and services
help students find credible web sources
assist with citations
help narrow topics and brainstorm ideas for research
identify keywords and search terms for a topic
assist student with the online catalog
answer questions about the library or research
How do they do that?
create tutorials, videos and other digital learning objects to be placed in your eLearning course
participate in a discussion forum in eLearning
synchronous instruction via Collaborate Ultra
the possibilities are endless- if you have other ideas, please contact your librarian!