Event Title

Concurrent 1: The One Size Does Not Fit All Approach: Case Studies in Modeling Embedded Librarianship

Presenter Information

Rachel L. Edford
Sandy Avila

Session Format

Virtual Full Paper Presentation

Proposal Synopsis

Due to the pandemic and the shift to remote work, the need for distance library services has expanded, with librarians exploring different modes of engagement, including the embedded librarianship model. But have you ever tried to define embedded librarianship? Two academic librarians from different departments at the same large public institution of higher education debated that same question.

The literature on embedded librarianship is both plentiful and diverse, with few authors agreeing on how to define the concept. While many articles discuss the importance of integration and collaboration to embedded librarianship, practical advice on how to achieve those goals is often vague or overly generic. In this presentation, we will share our different perspectives and experiences to highlight the complexity of embedded librarianship and underscore that one size definitely does not fit all. One presenter will discuss the experience of shifting from a one shot instruction to an embedded model for first-year general education courses during the pandemic, while the other will discuss experiences being embedded in upper-division, subject-specific courses in the sciences.

Attendees will gain insight into the following objectives:

  • Provide attendees with an introduction to the many definitions of embedded librarianship based on the literature and case studies

  • Explore measures to assess the effectiveness of embedded librarianship

  • Address the challenges of scalability and sustainability in embedded librarianship

  • Identify a set of best practices for embedded librarianship

Join us for a lively discussion about defining, practicing, and assessing embedded librarianship and help to build a set of best practices for how to approach it.

Location

WALC 3122, a hybrid format for both virtual and on-site

Start Date

27-7-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

27-7-2022 9:50 AM

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Concurrent 1: The One Size Does Not Fit All Approach: Case Studies in Modeling Embedded Librarianship

WALC 3122, a hybrid format for both virtual and on-site