Active Engagement of the Embedded Librarianship in the Online Classroom
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 9:20 am HST
Duration: 20 minutes
The goal of this session is to define the role of the embedded librarian in relationship to implementation of this service in the online classroom. Proactive engagement of the embedded librarian working in tandem with instructors can assist learners with their research. This is especially beneficial in the distance learning environment where learners are using a virtual library. It is the objective of this session to provide information regarding how the embedded librarian can serve as a means for providing information of an array of library resources to faculty and students. Resources provided however not limited are to databases, discussion boards, blogs, IM, and wikis to name a few of the services available. Learners are introduced to the embedded librarian by instructors, self-paced tutorials, and/or a link to the library on the student dashboard of the online classroom. By creating a collaborative working relationship between the librarian, faculty, and students all can share the responsibility for achieving academic success. This session will provide first-hand information as to how the use of the embedded librarian has provided lifelong learning skills to students via this venue. Shared will be the strategies used to successfully implement this opportunity for learning into the online classroom environment.
Dr. Kanai has been involved in the field of education for the last twenty years. She worked at the secondary level for the DOE in Kailua-Kona for ten years upon graduations from University of Hawaii. Dr. Kanai has taught online since 1997. Her online career began teaching undergraduate and has developed into teaching now at the graduate level and presenting at educational conferences. Her passion is online education. Education is the key that opens many doors.