My book chapter from Embedded Librarianship: What Every Academic Librarian Should Know (ABC-CLIO, 2013) is now freely available from the UNCG institutional repository:
Several of the authors asked about IR access before signing the authors’ agreement, and ABC-CLIO agreed to a one-year embargo. The book came out last September. For background on writing this chapter, please see a post from a year ago.
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.
Professor Williamson and I have been featured on the UNCG homepage for over a week for a story on Export Odyssey and its impact on students. My Coleman Fellow gig (and my new role this year of Assistant Director of the UNCG Coleman Fellow program) came out of the ENT 300 co-teaching experience with Professor Welsh, which was fairly new when I wrote that chapter around two years ago. There are some relationship and ethical aspects of the Coleman Fellow work that might be interesting to write about sometime…
Anyway, I hope you find the chapter interesting.