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Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-to-Do-it Manual for Librarians

Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-to-Do-it Manual for Librarians

Paperback How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians

By (author) Beth E. Tumbleson, By (author) John J. Burke

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  • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1555708625
  • ISBN 13: 9781555708627
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 379,416

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Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). This new How-To-Do-It Manual is geared towards academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Tumbleson and Burke, who surveyed 280 librarians for information on related activities, also use their own first-hand experience implementing an embedded librarianship program at their university to offer guidance and encouragement. Showing how to start a program that can be adapted and made sustainable, they include information on* Implementing a simple pilot program with a librarian and one or two faculty * Understanding and managing workload * 9 tips for an effective email solicitation asking faculty to participate * 10 selling points to attract students to LMS services

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Beth E. Tumbleson is Assistant Director of the Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University (Ohio), USA. John J. Burke is the Director of the Gardner-Harvey Library and a past president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), USA. He has held positions in systems, reference, and public service and was program director for a web-based associate degree in library technology at the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, USA. He is author of three books, including The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff, now in its third edition. The instructors have presented on embedded librarianship at various national, state and regional conferences including ACRL, LOEX, and the LITA National Forum.