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Library Content in Brightspace: Embedded Librarian


Consider embedding a librarian into your course to encourage students to connect directly with a librarian and improve research skills. Please contact us for more information.

Why Do I Need An Embedded Librarian?

An embedded librarian will facilitate student research and use of library resources either during the entire course or just when needed.

The librarian can:

  • Offer individual attention to students during any stage of their research process
  • Serve as a contact regarding library or research questions
  • Work with students to quickly resolve library access issues
  • Provide specially designed content for the course, including suggested resources, tutorials, search strategies, and research guides
  • Collaborate with faculty to find course content such as articles, ebooks, streaming video, and OER

Best Practices

  • Please introduce us through a Brightspace announcement and encourage your students to ask us questions.
  • Include links to the Library and your course library guide
  • Encourage discussion board questions and let students know what an important contribution their questions are to the class learning experience
  • Please provide the librarian with as many class assignment details as possible.  The librarian will try to anticipate problems and have suggested resources and/or instructional materials available. They will post these materials ahead of the due dates to help remind your students of upcoming assignments

Background Readings

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