Presentation Title

Embedding in an Introductory Literary Studies Course: A Faculty/Librarian Partnership

Location

Room 1220B

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Abstract: In this workshop, attendees will actively participate through the use of online polling, pair/share questions, and discussion while learning about a collaborative effort between an English professor and librarian for an introductory Literary Studies course with an intensive research component. The Introduction to Literary Studies course is the first upper-level course English majors take and instructs students in literary criticism, literature review, and research of an original thesis. Because technology is continually evolving, the embedded librarian helped the professor keep pace with advancements in online research methods, new databases, and the availability of e-books. Collaboration with the librarian allowed time for the professor to share subject knowledge and work with individuals and groups on their content while the librarian aided students with basic research skills.

Workshop schedule:

5 minutes – Introductions and Background for Partnership

10 minutes – Course and Research Requirements

(using 3x5 cards, audience shares techniques, fears,challenges of embedding)

40 minutes – Developing Embedded Model for Course

Librarian will share strategies for developing collaborations. Professor will share student learning outcomes, class preparation for the critical research project, and the importance of having an embedded librarian in the course.

Presenters will share the lesson plans, learning objects and techniques for active learning utilized in both library and classroom sessions.

(online poll of audience to determine roles of embedded librarians)

10 minutes - Assessment of Course

10 minutes - Question/Answer/Discussion of active learning exercises and assessment methods used by audience)



Presentation Description

In this workshop, attendees will actively participate while learning about a collaborative effort between an English professor and an embedded librarian for an introductory Literary Studies course with an intensive research component. Join us to gather tips for a successful partnership, methods of assessing the impact of an embedded librarian, and share best practices for student-centered learning.

Keywords

information literacy, embedded librarian, collaboration, writing

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 10:00 AM Oct 10th, 11:30 AM

Embedding in an Introductory Literary Studies Course: A Faculty/Librarian Partnership

Room 1220B

Abstract: In this workshop, attendees will actively participate through the use of online polling, pair/share questions, and discussion while learning about a collaborative effort between an English professor and librarian for an introductory Literary Studies course with an intensive research component. The Introduction to Literary Studies course is the first upper-level course English majors take and instructs students in literary criticism, literature review, and research of an original thesis. Because technology is continually evolving, the embedded librarian helped the professor keep pace with advancements in online research methods, new databases, and the availability of e-books. Collaboration with the librarian allowed time for the professor to share subject knowledge and work with individuals and groups on their content while the librarian aided students with basic research skills.

Workshop schedule:

5 minutes – Introductions and Background for Partnership

10 minutes – Course and Research Requirements

(using 3x5 cards, audience shares techniques, fears,challenges of embedding)

40 minutes – Developing Embedded Model for Course

Librarian will share strategies for developing collaborations. Professor will share student learning outcomes, class preparation for the critical research project, and the importance of having an embedded librarian in the course.

Presenters will share the lesson plans, learning objects and techniques for active learning utilized in both library and classroom sessions.

(online poll of audience to determine roles of embedded librarians)

10 minutes - Assessment of Course

10 minutes - Question/Answer/Discussion of active learning exercises and assessment methods used by audience)