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Wednesday, May 6 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Failing Upwards: Implementing an Embedded Librarian Program for First-Year Writing Students

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The plan was simple: implement a semester-long embedded librarian program for five first-year composition instructors that utilized our new online instructional content. The program included an information literacy pre- and post-test, Canvas modules and associated quizzes graded by the course-embedded librarian, and required in-person student consultations with the librarian. Flash forward to 1400 quizzes graded, 179 students reached through consultations, and one Instruction Librarian who barely survived the semester. This session will discuss what we learned about the realities of scalability, the limitations of our reach, and strategies to avoid pitfalls you may face when piloting an embedded librarian program.

Participants will:
  • Learn strategies for implementing an embedded librarian program with limited staffing.
  • Learn strategies for breaking down a large-scale instruction project.

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Delaney Bullinger

Instruction Librarian, Auburn University

Wednesday May 6, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT