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What is Embedded Librarianship

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition
A model of librarianship, which moves librarians beyond the bounds of the library and into student spaces, classrooms, and within online environments.
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Online Distance Education and Embedded Librarianship Integration
Robin Phelps-Ward (Ball State University, USA), Thalia Mulvihill (Ball State University, USA), Lisa Jarrell (Ball State University, USA), and Brenda Yates Habich (Ball State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch218
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COVID-19 Pandemic and Virtual Information Services: Experiences of Frontline Librarians and Users in Makerere University Library, Kampala, Uganda
A concept where librarians and information professionals integrating deeply into user communities to both understand their needs as well as providing prompt support (Dewey, 2008). In the case of the online learning environment in Makerere university, librarians would be deeply embedded in the online platform together with teaching staff and they would have to tailored online information literacy course, e-reference services and other online support.
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Establishing a Student Research Day: A Library-Campus Collaboration
The act of incorporating academic librarians into courses on a recurring basis. Librarian course-based involvement typically includes, but is not limited to, teaching multiple information literacy sessions, collaborating with faculty to develop course content, holding office hours, designing research skills assessments, participating in discussion forums, and building relationships with faculty and students through activities such as attending classes and departmental events.
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