Embedding librarians in the online classroom: The value of information literacy instruction

ID: 51713 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Shelby Ware, LeTourneau University (work); University of North Texas (student), United States

Thursday, March 29 11:30-11:50 AM

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Shelby Ware, LeTourneau University (work); University of North Texas (student), United States

The proliferation of online courses has led librarians to look for adequate methods to provide services and resources to online learners This paper seeks to explore the embedded librarian approach in a LMS for online courses to teach critical information literacy skills Information literacy skills are imperative for student success and retention in higher education The literature review revealed positive benefits of faculty partnering with librarians to design meaningful instruction and affix relevant resources within course assignments to increase effectiveness The instructional design models examined in this study included ADDIE and IDEA The author also described best practices for embedded librarians The proposed research design will use a mixed methods approach to measure the impact and perceptions of an embedded librarian service in online courses

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