Don’t miss an announcement or a due date!
Saturday, May 23, 2015

I know there are a lot of due dates and announcements to keep track of, so I’m going to give you some tips and tools to make it easier to never miss any of it. You’ll find that the front page of our blogging community is where I post announcements. Keep an eye on that … Read mor... .. read more..

About Your Instructor
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be working with you all this term! You’ll see in the week 1 lecture I talk about myself a bit, but I thought I would here as well. For the past year, I’ve been a Faculty Librarian at Portland Community College. I’m the liaison to seven di... .. read more..

To create your own blog…
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Students will need to complete the Sign Up form in order to create a WordPress account and a blog: https://slisapps.sjsu.edu/blogs/farkas/wp-signup.php Instructions and the username and password are available in our Canvas classroom. .. read more..

Welcome to LIBR 220!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welcome to the class! I’m really looking forward to getting to know each of you this term! Here are a few things you should do to get started with the class: Create your blog within our blogging community and email me the URL (mgfarkas@gmail.com). Instructions for how to do this are in our ... .. read more..

Embedding Support in Speech 001: An Invitation to a Collaboration
Monday, May 12, 2014

Proposal Link: http://www.screencast.com/t/6umzwM4W88u   (My apologies for minimal audio level. Tech troubles with computer. Sorry!) Introduction Based on what we have learned in Meredith’s course this semester, I’ve established a goal to embed research support into selected courses at the commun... .. read more..

Final Project: Embedded Librarianship @ Gilman School
Monday, May 12, 2014

Presentation Link: http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/998510/Librarians-%26-The-Artifact-Paper Embedding Librarianship @ Gilman School Objective: To promote information literacy among Gilman Students by increasing their relationship with the library resources through an embedded librarian pro... .. read more..

High Desert College—Embedding the Library into English 104 for Distance Educa...
Monday, May 12, 2014

Link To Screencast Proposal www.screencast.com/t/XZpQblroO Proposal The High Desert College Library would like to provide seamless access to library content for the four sections of distance education English 104-Critical Thinking and Composition. This content would include a Blackboard page acce... .. read more..

A Note To The Curious, Inquiring Student,
Sunday, May 11, 2014

If you are a heading towards a professional career in librarianship, this could be the class you wouldn’t want to miss. Especially if you are working in, or planning on a position in the future, where you will be teaching Information Literacy, providing public services, doing outreach for a libra... .. read more..

Letter to a New Student
Sunday, May 11, 2014

The most nebulous aspect of the early weeks of LIBR220—Embedded Librarians, Embedded Libraries was formulating a working definition of “embedded librarianship.” I found the definition of Jezmynne Dene, cited in Shumaker (2012) to be useful. During Dene’s experience with embedded librarianship at ... .. read more..

Week 14: Dear Future Student
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dear Future Student, You are in for a very inspiring classroom experience, one that really makes you think about the concept of librarianship as an active role within the context of an institution. When I began this class, embedded librarianship to me was something I’d heard about, but neve... .. read more..

Dear student,
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear student, Do not worry; you are not going to a war. Many people when hear embedded think of the “embedded journalist” in Iraq. When I read that in Dewey’s articles as part of the weekly readings I chuckled “who … Continue reading → .. read more..

Welcome Fellow Student,
Saturday, May 10, 2014

You are about to learn about a model of proactive librarianship that deepens the library’s/librarian’s connection to and understanding of its service community. Embedded Librarianship necessitates a deeper engagement with its community outside of the traditional in-house service model. An embedde... .. read more..

LinkedIn anyone?
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thanks for the wonderful semester, everyone! If you are anything like me, you are slowly building your LinkedIn network.  We should all help each other out and connect on LinkedIn!  I will definitely accept a request from anyone in this class. Here is my profile URL:   www.linkedin.com/in/hannahs... .. read more..

Embedded library program for the Research in Marketing course at Broward Coll...
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Embedded library program for the Research in Marketing course at Broward College, Florida ATT:   A. Murillo Dean, University & College Library , Library Advisory Committee Composition and Functions, Members of the Broward College Curriculum Committee An effective educational program includes ... .. read more..

Week 14 – It’s time to walk through that door….
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear Student, My view of embedded librarianship has changed since taking this class. My imagination was limited to viewing the practice as a librarian holding a onetime only seminar at the beginning of a semester for one’s freshman year.  I’ve learned that it can manifest in so many useful ways, ... .. read more..

Embedded librarian proposal
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Embedded librarian in The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University Because students are increasingly relying on online resources many librarians are concerned that students are becoming unaware of library resources and are not developing the skills necessary to evaluate multipl... .. read more..

A Library – LMS Connection
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Presentation on YouTube A Library – LMS Connection Academic libraries are consistently trying new and innovative ways to connect and be there for their institutional communities. This is challenging with the dawn of the digital age and the use of print materials in continuous decline. It’s harder... .. read more..

A letter to a new student
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear incoming students: Professor Farkas offers an interesting look at the way librarians can be more than just the keeper of information.  Prior to taking this class I thought that librarians only taught the one-shot information literacy class as well as their normal duties of staffing the refer... .. read more..

The Library and Student Affairs – a key to success
Saturday, May 10, 2014

  Proposal Presented to: (Real names and title not used) Dr. Andrew Johnson, Dean of Student Affairs Lt. Christine Lewis, U.S Army, Representative of Veterans Affairs Ed Cross, Writing Center Coordinator Melanie Walsh, EOF Coordinator John McCartney, Career Center Coordinator Goal:  To creat... .. read more..

Dear New Student…
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear New Student, Whether you are new to the topic of embedded librarianship or have studied it somewhat in another class, as I had, the semester’s immersion in the topic, afforded by LIBR 220, will absolutely broaden and deepen your … Continue reading → .. read more..

Library + Blackboard: Seamless Integration at the Course Level
Friday, May 9, 2014

LIBR 220 Final Project Library: The High School Library at The American School in Japan (ASIJ). Audience: A group of eleven crucial stakeholders, and potential change agents, in the high school.  This group includes our Principal, Instructional Coach, Technology Assistant, … Continue readin... .. read more..

Dear new student and future librarian
Friday, May 9, 2014

Dear new students, you will find that embedded librarianship has many definitions.  This can seem like there is a struggle in the field to find a single definition, but I have learned that the variety of definitions exist because embedded librarianship means different things to different people. ... .. read more..

letter to a future embedded librarian
Friday, May 9, 2014

Dear future embedded librarian, When I started this course, I had a vague idea of what embedded librarianship entailed, mainly getting outside the library walls.   Embedded librarianship definitely includes getting outside the library walls, but I learned that it is much more than that.  First of... .. read more..

Week 14 Final Post: Dear New Student
Friday, May 9, 2014

Dear New Student, Welcome to a new semester in Embedded Librarianship. When I first enrolled in this course, I really had no solid idea of what it meant to be an “embedded librarian”. I chose this class because I was … Continue reading → .. read more..

Embedded Library Tutorials: Learning at the Speed of Need
Friday, May 9, 2014

Introduction This is a proposal for embedding interactive library instruction tutorials into the learning management system that currently serves to support and enhance the learning needs of the Grossmont College learning community. It is presented to the library administration and … Contin... .. read more..

Project Proposal
Friday, May 9, 2014

  Oscar Gomez Final Project Project Proposal – Embedded Librarian in Kiosk Outpost Introduction I would like to propose, for consideration by the administration and library management, the creation of a miniature library kiosk in the food court at California State University, San Marco... .. read more..

Week 14 – Dear New Student….
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Dear New Student – Embedded librarianship is a growing field of Library Science and one that will be a central focus of librarianship as we move into the future.  Although it is in the beginning stages in many places, it will become much more common as the library continues to be increasingly ele... .. read more..

Project Proposal – Embedded Librarians in University Learning Communities
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Introduction First year students begin their university education bombarded with directions, orientations, assignments, and integrating into the foreign culture of university campus life.  Many entering students get lost in the fray and become frustrated and overwhelmed by the demands and respons... .. read more..

Week 13 – Bohyun’s Blog!
Monday, May 5, 2014

Bohyun makes a very crucial point that I believe is where we must continue to pay attention.  She states, “What users seemed to want to know was how to get the tasks for their research done fast, and they preferred to do so by themselves.  They appreciated any tools that help them to achieve this... .. read more..

Final Proposal: JCEC and PA Women Work
Monday, May 5, 2014

Introduction For this assignment, I chose to write a proposal based on my current place of employment and a project I actually want to propose to my boss.  I am a library assistant at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Job and Career Education Center. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is a fairl... .. read more..

Dewey, Ranganathan, Movies, and More…
Sunday, May 4, 2014

“Could this be perhaps because we haven’t figured out yet what other than reference and instruction to place in the heart of the library services?” Kim (2007) “Is it possible that in the future the libraries and librarians’ work is deemed successful exactly in inverse proportion to how visible an... .. read more..

Sea of heartache, lost love, and loneliness…
Sunday, May 4, 2014

How should libraries address the fact that many patrons simply don’t want to ask for help from a librarian? According to Arnold, Csir, Sias, and Zhang (2004), “Library literature indicates that users want to be independent, self-reliant, and empowered to help themselves” (p.3). DIY agency is the ... .. read more..

Week 13: QR Codes in the Library
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Okay, I have to preface this by saying that I used a QR code on the programs handed out at my wedding, and I have always thought that they had the possibility of being super useful for being real-life hyperlinks. I received more than a few comments on my QR code inclusion; many people had […] .. read more..

Week 13- Few words about Bohyun Kim’s blog
Sunday, May 4, 2014

I found the blog post of  Bohyun Kim’s to be a very candid revelation of some of the problems that libraries face these days. I agree on many points, but I can also see why the library community was affected. … Continue reading → .. read more..

The Librarian as Activist? yes, Yes, YES!
Sunday, May 4, 2014

How should libraries address the fact that many patrons simply don’t want to ask for help from a librarian? Throughout our course readings, and in selected readings from Week 13, the conversation has included discussions on the decreasing statistics in Reference transactions taking place at many ... .. read more..

The same old song and dance – enough already – improve, evolve and move on
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Brave post. Valuable insights. I happen to think her some of her statements are a bit narrow in focus, but legitimate food for thought none-the-less. I’m assuming this was much more controversial back in 2011, because it kinda sounds like the same old song and dance that some of Kim’s... .. read more..

Those annoying squiggly things
Friday, May 2, 2014

  And by squiggly things I mean QR Codes.  I see them everywhere and I can’t stand them but are  QR codes a viable model for point-of-need instruction? In a library setting there are several different options for QR code use at the patron points-of-need.  Hicks and Sinkinson (2011) fee... .. read more..

Ask Not What Your Library Can Do For You…
Thursday, May 1, 2014

I was in my office last night reviewing this week’s lecture on the DIY Patron when my husband rolls into my office looking for a set of headphones. Distracted by some noise on his phone, I look up and ask … Continue reading → .. read more..

week 13: DIY website design for superusers and tech novices
Thursday, May 1, 2014

At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we refer to DIY patrons as superusers.  They don’t usually need the help of librarians and they might not even visit the physical library at all, except to pick up a book they requested through the online catalog.  But they do use public library services; they j... .. read more..

That Barcode Thingy
Thursday, May 1, 2014

In her lecture this week, Meredith alluded to the fact that the wisdom of QR Code usage in libraries remains controversial. Which is it gonna be?  Will QR Codes infiltrate even tombstone epitaphs or are we writing epitaphs for QR … Continue reading → .. read more..

QR codes a viable technology
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Are QR codes a viable model for point-of-need instruction? Why or why not? QR codes offer a viable model for point of instruction because they are a low cost and effective way to connect a variety of sources at one point of reference.  When it comes to new technologies you have to weigh the cost/... .. read more..

Week 12 – Residence Hall Librarians
Monday, April 28, 2014

Dallas Long’s article “Embedded right where the students live: A librarian in the University Residence Halls,” is an amazing and highly unique concept that could completely change entering students’ experiences of the library.  Although this is a very specialized set up, I believe it could change... .. read more..

Looking at Established Practices Through a New Lens!
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Question:  After reading the case studies this week, which areas of student services do you think are the most fruitful to collaborate with and why? Being embedded in curricular activities such as courses, or other activities connected to the curriculum, should be the first priority over embeddin... .. read more..

Partnerships with Student Affairs and ALA Core Values of Librarianship
Sunday, April 27, 2014

I find many parallels between the ALA Core Values of Librarianship and the values of Student Affairs described by Long (2012) in “The Foundation of Student Affairs: A Guide to the Profession.” If academic libraries are truly embedded within the larger community of the institution they serve as a ... .. read more..

Necessity drives innovation
Sunday, April 27, 2014

The past and current decade has seen academic libraries evolve and expand their services to remain relevant to their parent campuses in the modern campus environment. The digital age and the growth of the interweb ushered in a variety of challenges and opportunities that saw traditional library s... .. read more..

Week 12: Libraries & the Writing Center
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Looking over this week’s readings, the article that stuck with me the most was Ferer’s (2012) “Working together: library and writing center collaboration.” In my undergraduate career, I was a Writing Center tutor for two years, and the experience really informed a lot of m... .. read more..

Library collaboration – not a problem, but…
Saturday, April 26, 2014

I understand evolution, I understand integration, and I understand expansion. I do! Libraries in their infinite desire to provide help and assistance are searching to collaborate with more and more departments – academic or non-academic. Some relationships and collaborations make … Continue... .. read more..

Libary and student affairs partnerships and Internet Computer Technology
Saturday, April 26, 2014

For this post I wanted to focus on the question: Why are library and student affairs partnerships a good fit? However, I also wanted to reflect on how online tools and networking have increased the possibility for these types of collaborative partnerships to exist and how they have helped overcom... .. read more..

Week 12
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Since student affairs professionals are concerned with improving and adding to the multi-dimensionality of students, librarians do fit in to that objective. They are able to at the very least contribute to the development of information literacy skills for a learner (Long, 2012). Information lite... .. read more..

In the Life Flow
Friday, April 25, 2014

I’m thankful for this week’s set of readings.  I now see I have still been thinking way too narrowly about this embedded business.  I am inspired by daring deeds of yet more librarians with imagination! Librarians can easily make a … Continue reading → .. read more..

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