From the Shameless Self-Promotion division of This Liaison Life LLC.
Today the mailman brought my complimentary copy of the new Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO book Embedded Librarianship: What Every Librarian Should Know, edited by Alice Daugherty and Michael Russo of LSU. My chapter is “Relationships and Ethics of Co-Teaching Research Intensive Classes.”
Last December I mentioned getting the first draft done only after the campus quieted down. The editors were great to work with. Twelve months from now I will be able to upload the manuscript version to the UNCG institutional repository. The table of contents for the book is below.
“This chapter explores aspects of librarians co-teaching research-intensive undergraduate classes. An opening review of the rather limited literature on embedded librarians in research-intensive classes will lead into a description of such work with two University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) classes, Marketing 426 and Entrepreneurship 300. The professors’ expectations of the embedded librarian are then discussed. The chapter concludes with a discussion of two intriguing aspects of such embedded work: the complex communication pattern that forms between the librarian, professor, and the students, as well as ethical considerations involving grading, privacy, and time commitment.”
The editors did encourage me to include anecdotes concerning the students and professors, so the rest of the article isn’t as dry as that.
Lessons I learned in writing the chapter:
- Never again agree to a writing project for which most of the writing needs to happen during the fall or spring semester. Yikes, it was tough finding time to work on it. (I’m not among the super-dedicated librarians who will work their 8 or more hours in the library and then go home to write for 2 more hours before bedtime.)
- Not all editors expect you to write in the third person and abstain from providing personal anecdotes/experiences.
- It’s nice to see your name in a print book.
If you happen to read the chapter, I would love to get your feedback. I’ll probably post some of my own reactions to the other chapters by winter. The ones on assessment, management, and sustainability and scalability look particularly interesting.
Stephen J. Bell
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Embedded Librarianship
Samantha Schmehl Hines
Chapter 2: Embedded Librarianship in Context
Deborah A. Nolan
Chapter 3: Faculty and Librarian Collaboration in the First Year: A Literature Review
Chapter 4: Relationships and Ethics of Co-Teaching Research Intensive Classes
Chapter 5: Seamless Integration of Library Service Points throughout the Learning Management System
Chapter 6: Embedded Librarianship within the Context of the Global Distance Education Environment
Barbara J. Mann and Cynthia Thomes
Chapter 7: Using a Digital Learning Object Repository to Provide Library Support for Online Learning
Chapter 8: The Perception and Utilization of an Embedded Librarian in an Online English Course
Chapter 9: Assessing Embedded Librarianship Implementations
Chapter 10: Managing Embedded Librarianship
Mary C. MacDonald and Jim Kinnie
Chapter 11: The Sustainability and Scalability of Embedded Librarianship
John J. Burke and Beth E. Tumbleson
Chapter 12: Embedded Librarianship: What’s it Worth?
Michael F. Russo and Alice L. Daugherty