The embedded librarian service is a collaboration providing information literacy instruction through physical and/or electronic resources. Each and every collaboration is unique and represents the distinct needs of the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The embedded librarian can embed in the course for the duration of the semester or for a set period of time.
This service works well for distance education courses and courses with research assignments that require the use of scholarly sources.
This service works well for courses with research assignments that require the use of outside sources. A class with minimal research-based and/or writing assignments will not benefit from an embedded librarian.
- Having a librarian available who can guide students through the research process and be a direct point of contact often improves research quality.
- An embedded librarian can answer student questions about the mechanics of research in the library's databases and push out information at the time and place of need. This also reinforces the student's sense of connectedness to the university.
- The librarian can work with you on designing assignments that meet the information literacy needs for your course.
Donald Martin serves as the embedded librarian for all nursing, allied health, and physical therapy courses. Jessica Spears serves as the embedded librarian for all other courses.
More Information & Request
For more information, please contact Jessica Spears. To request the service, please complete the online form.