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Criminal Justice Department - Research and Teaching Support: D2L Embedded Librarian

Library services and support for CRJ Faculty

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 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.

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
  •     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.

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 maintain a library discussion board.

How to Request an Embedded Librarian

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