Embedded Librarianship: The State of the Art

Live Webcast 
March 26, 2014
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Description: Academic libraries have increasingly adopted models of embedded librarianship as an approach to creating an integrated and sustained library presence across the curriculum and institution. In this webcast, librarians will present a diverse range of examples of successful embedded projects, both online and on-campus. They will share strategies for implementing and assessing embedded projects, as well as sustainability and scalability of embedded programs. The discussion will include examples of innovative embedded programs both in and out of the classroom, serving to foster long-term connections across campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn about embedded projects that can be adapted to their own teaching practices and unique campus environments.
  • Participants will learn how to build partnerships and market their embedded projects.
  • Participants will learn about models for assessment of embedded librarian projects in order to design effective, sustainable projects.

Presenter(s): Kaijsa Calkins, University of Wyoming; Cass Kvenild, University of Wyoming; Elizabeth Leonard, Seton Hall University; Erin McCaffrey, Regis University

Technical Requirements: ACRL Webcasts are held in an Elluminate virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat or a microphone.  You will be prompted to download a java-based application (Elluminate) before being able to enter the classroom.  Elluminate works on both PC and Macintosh platforms.  The minimum PC requirements are a Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64MB of memory and a sound card. The minimum Mac requirements are a G3 233 Mhz with 64MB of memory when using OS 9.0 - 9.2 or 128MB of memory when using OS X.

Tech Check: If you'd like to perform the Elluminate tech check on your computer, please go to: www.learningtimes.net/techcheckell.html.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to register:

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the Webcast title on ALA's Online Registration page.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

You will receive your Webcast access information one business day before the live Webcast. Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need technical assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).