Is the embedded librarian an equal partner in the course, or is the librarian perceived as a “value-added” extra? What is the place of technology in this effort? Is there a line librarians should not cross? Taking into account both theory and practice to discuss multiple facets of the subject, Embedded Librarianship: What Every Academic Librarian Should Know thoroughly examines these questions and more from the perspectives of experienced embedded librarian contributors who have worked in higher education settings. The chapters illuminate the benefits and challenges of embedding, explain the planning required to set up an embedded course, identify the different forms of embedding, and consider information literacy instruction in various contexts.
Readers who will benefit from this work include not only academic librarians but any professor who wants their students to be able to do better research in their fields.
- Includes a foreword by Steven J. Bell, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), addressing blended librarianship within the context of embedding the library into the curriculum or the librarian into the course
- Provides a detailed introduction to the embedded librarian concept and information to help a novice undertake the role of the embedded librarian
- Explores the opportunities and reasons for embedding, the demand for it, the challenges involved, and the potential benefits
- Presents several feasible models of embedding for the academic library setting