A librarian, along with links to databases, tutorials and other course-specific resources, is embedded in the Blackboard shell to assist students at their point of need. Online, supplement and hybrid courses.
Embedded librarianship is a collaborative experience involving the librarian, a class instructor and the students. The key element of embedded librarianship is to move librarians out of the traditional library setting and into a new framework for providing library services, creating an integrated and sustained library instruction presence in classes across the curriculum within their course Blackboard shells.
It results in students having a more indepth understanding of the information resources available to them for a specific class or assignment. It also results in the students having a specific librarian to contact for help. In addition, because in many cases the librarian has helpful guides, tutorials and discussion boards right in Blackboard, students don't need to go outside their class Blackboard for assistance.
If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, you should consider embedding a librarian in your class!
Over 90% of faculty members responding to an end of semester survey said that having an embedded librarian helped their students do better quality research!
NOTE: Embedded Librarians do not interpret instructor’s assignments for students, discuss the marking rubric with students, or grade any assignments. They will refer any non-research, course related questions to the instructor.