At Polk State College, we strive to provide equivalent and innovative services to our distance learning students. The concept of embedded librarianship simply refers to maintaining an online presence in our course management system (Canvas) so that we may serve students at their point of need.
What can the embedded librarian do?
Faculty are free to customize the content and duration of embedded librarian involvement.
Embedding a librarian within Canvas will enhance student engagement, improve student performance, and result in students who are better prepared for research in their future courses.
Why do I need an embedded librarian?
Enrollment in online and hybrid classes continue to rise. At the same time, the library has drastically increased the number of electronic resources that can be accessed remotely. But simply having the resources is not enough. Many students need help, not only accessing resources remotely but knowing what resources and services are available to them. An embedded librarian will provide support for these students in their online course environment.
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How to Request an Embedded Librarian
Are you tired of getting papers and research projects from your students that are full of unreliable sources and improper citations? Don't have the time to teach information literacy in your class? Let the embedded librarians at the Polk State College Library do it for you!
Contact Kristen Jernigan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Lakeland for more information.