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Psychology Department - Research and Teaching Support: D2L Embedded Librarian

This guides highlights services available from the library to support the research and teaching mission of the Department of Psychology

D2L Embedded Librarian

What’s an Embedded Librarian?

An embedded librarian is a librarian that is integrated into an online class for a period of time to support the student's in their research process.

Why do I need an Embedded Librarian?

The popularity of online classes has risen over the years. The reasons for choosing an online class are varied.  Most often the main reason is that the student is not able to visit the physical campus, and the library, so they do not have the same exposure to the services of the library.

For this reason, the library has increased the number of electronic resources that can be accessed remotely. But having the resources is not enough. Many students have difficulties and 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 virtual space.

What can the embedded librarian do for your class?

  •     provide information about the library's databases, e-books and services
  •     help students find credible web sources
  •     assist with citations
  •     help narrow topics and brainstorm ideas for research
  •     identify keywords and search terms for a topic
  •     assist student with the PGCC online catalog
  •     answer questions about the library or research

Types of Embedded Librarian

Semester-Long Class Librarian

If you are teaching a writing and research intensive course that requires extensive use of library resources, consider requesting this type of embedded librarian. For this type of class the librarian maintains a Library discussion board forum. Your librarian will maintain this forum all semester long where she/he will post helpful instructions, answer questions, and work with students throughout the semester on various assignments and projects.

Guest Class Librarian

If you have just one or two research projects, consider requesting a librarian for a particular week or time period within the semester. The librarian will assist your students with the specific project during the week(s) of this assignment. The librarian can maintains the Library discussion board forum.

How to Request an Embedded Librarian

Are tired of getting essays and research projects from your students that are full of un-realible sources? Don't have the time to teach information literacy in your class? Let the friendly knowledgeable librarians at the PGCC Library do it for you!

To request an embedded librarian in your course, simply fill out the Information Literacy Instruction Form. Once your request is received the assigned librarian will contact you about selected dates and instruction type.

Information Literacy Instruction Form