Presentation Title

Improving Information Literacy Through Embedding

Location

ELAB 38

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

How do you reach and assist students who are halfway around the world? How can we ensure they are receiving library training that increases their information literacy skills? Join us for this presentation and conversation about how one university used embedding to reach the “unreachable,” and then expanded to reach online domestic students, and eventually those on the home campus. What began as a project between two librarians on five online courses has now grown to include additional librarians and tripled the number of classes over a few months. We will discuss the reasoning behind embedding in the Canvas Learning Management System, the steps we took to reach out to students, what worked well, what issues or limitations we faced, lessons learned, and the overall evolution of our embedding. To conclude our presentation, we will allot time to converse with the attendees and share ideas. We welcome your comments and opinions!

Presentation Description

Join us for a presentation about how a large rural university library has reached out to embed librarians in both face-to-face classes and online (domestic and international) courses. We will discuss how this embedding project began, where we are now, and in what ways we hope to grow over the next academic year. After the presentation, we hope to open up a conversation with the audience in order to share opinions, experiences, comments, and suggestions.

Session Goals

  • Share findings from new embedding project
  • Share ways to reach off-site (domestic & international) students

Session Objectives

  • Share ideas on Troy University's embedding project.
  • Converse with attendees to get feedback on project.
  • Converse with attendees to share experiences.

Keywords

Embedding, Outreach, Information Literacy Skills, Online Learning, Teaching, Learning Management System

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Feb 21st, 10:00 AM Feb 21st, 11:15 AM

Improving Information Literacy Through Embedding

ELAB 38

How do you reach and assist students who are halfway around the world? How can we ensure they are receiving library training that increases their information literacy skills? Join us for this presentation and conversation about how one university used embedding to reach the “unreachable,” and then expanded to reach online domestic students, and eventually those on the home campus. What began as a project between two librarians on five online courses has now grown to include additional librarians and tripled the number of classes over a few months. We will discuss the reasoning behind embedding in the Canvas Learning Management System, the steps we took to reach out to students, what worked well, what issues or limitations we faced, lessons learned, and the overall evolution of our embedding. To conclude our presentation, we will allot time to converse with the attendees and share ideas. We welcome your comments and opinions!