Friday, October 9, 2015

Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom

Reale, Michelle. Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1367-3

Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to offer a step-by-step primer for those contemplating the embedded librarianship. Demystifying what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians, this practical resource
  • defines what embedded librarianship is, and isn’t;
  • explains why being in the classroom is so important, and how it creates communities of learning;
  • shows how to clarify the role of the librarian in a classroom by being a “facilitator of process”;
  • offers strategies for relationship building, setting goals, and honing a teaching style; and
  • discusses embedded librarianship and branding.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: From the Beginning: Traditional Librarianship Takes a Different Path
Chapter 2: Embedded Librarianship Defined
Chapter 3: The Importance of Being There
Chapter 4: The Importance of Relationship Building
Chapter 5: Clarifying Your Role in the Embedded Classroom
Chapter 6: Establishing a Teaching Style in the Classroom
Chapter 7: Classroom Embedding Creates Communities of Practice and Possibilities
Chapter 8: The Embedded Librarian as Facilitator of Process
Chapter 9: Setting Personal Goals
Chapter 10: Personal Branding in Embedded Librarianship
Chapter 11: Being Embedded: An Odyssey
Chapter 12: In Retrospect