A librarian's role in your course can be flexible and adaptable to your course needs and your students needs. Embedded librarians are typically integrated into your Brightspace course so they can add relevant learning materials, be familiar with course assignments, and be an established support person for your students.
Embedded librarians are able to access courses in Brightspace. What does this mean for faculty?
Introduce your course librarian early in the semester via a meet and greet session.
"Even one face-to-face meeting with students can help establish a bridge in the relationship between the physical class meetings and the librarian’s virtual participation (Hamilton, 10)".
Embedded librarians can offer open office hours specifically for your students' research needs.
Students may not feel comfortable asking for research help during class sessions, so office hours may help!
Librarians are happy to offer instructional sessions on a variety of topics including:
Typical sessions last anywhere from 30 min to 1 hour.
Librarians can create customized course guides that contain specific information for your class.
Consider it a smaller version of our resources!
The example below is a guide that was created for English 102 courses at UMA.
Librarians are able to create learning objects including specific videos for your courses!
►Here's a video that was created for a dental class on how to use the Medline database:
►Here's a shorter video version on how to find a dental article:
One-on-one or small group research appointments with your students.
Tie research appointments into an assignment by:
Collaborate with a librarian to integrate research into your assignments!
"Develop new activities and assignments that require students to critically analyze, evaluate, and apply information (Mellon, 2020)."