ERIC Number: EJ896525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Embedded Librarianship Is Job One: Building on Instructional Synergies
Tumbleson, Beth E.; Burke, John J.
Public Services Quarterly, v6 n2-3 p225-236 2010
Information literacy instruction is provided in five formats: reference, one-shot sessions, credit courses, library Web sites, and embedded librarians. Each method offers distinct merits as well as limitations. Much can be gained by considering the swirl or interplay of all five and how working with one approach informs the others and results in a better information literacy experience for students. Nevertheless, the question must be asked as to which method delivers the best opportunity for undergraduates to develop research skills and why. Recent findings of Project Information Literacy hold clues which signal embedded librarianship as the approach to pursue.
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Reference Services, Library Instruction, Web Sites, Instructional Materials, Courses, Instructional Effectiveness
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A