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ERIC Number: EJ845760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
A Foot in the Door: Experiments with Integrating Library Services into the Online Classroom
Drumm, Michelle; Havens, Barret C.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v2 n3 p25-32 2005
The Houston Community College System (HCCS) is one of the largest community colleges in the nation, serving over 52,000 students. Though there is no dedicated full-time distance education (DE) librarian at HCCS, "traditional" librarians are meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population of DE and hybrid students by adapting to new roles and applying technology in innovative ways. An adventuresome cadre of information professionals has been reaching out to students to engage them where learning takes place. These "virtual librarians" are embedded in Web-based courses in order to promote library services to students who may never set foot in a HCCS campus library. As DE enrollment continues to expand, however, it has become necessary to consolidate efforts, and this is being accomplished through the utilization of a Web log (blog) and syndication tools, as well as some additional free applications. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas