Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Thirty two percent of the approximately 21 million college students were taking at least one online course in 2011 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Most accrediting agencies stipulate that library services available to on-campus students must be made available to online students. This four week course will discuss ways librarians may embed their skills in the virtual campus through its learning management system through the use of portal tabs, blocks, eReserves, knowledge bases, and student/faculty orientations. Discussion will turn to transferring bibliographic instruction into the online class through the use of team teaching, guest lecturing, and conducting synchronous workshops. The session concludes with an examination of the librarian as both a subject matter liaison and copyright point person during the design and development of online courses. This course is relevant to instruction librarians, outreach librarians, and embedded librarians who seek ways to infuse library resources and services to their growing virtual campuses.