Monday, January 08, 2007

Embedded Librarian

"The Embedded Librarian"
By Karen M. Ramsay and Jim Kinnie
Library Journal Apr. 1, 2006

In this short article, 2 librarians at the University of Rhode Island describe their attempts to reach students, particularly distant students, through technology. A few faculty have embedded librarians in their online courses, where librarians provide timely research advice and answer reference questions. In addition, they are providing IM (Instant Messaging) reference through AIM and Yahoo! Messenger, which has proved to be popular. Jim Kinnie also wrote this for the conference proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.