Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Embedded Librarianship

Instructor: Courtney Mlinar

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175

The role of the embedded librarian takes many forms - in learning communities, community organizations, support groups and businesses. Embedded librarianship can include team teaching a course, becoming an important part of a local film/art/music festival, or integration of library resources into a school curriculum or an organization’s event. This course will discuss best practices and tools for working as an embedded librarian. We will explore how to initiate a collaborative relationship with faculty or community organizations, and also teach you how to partner with them for better student or event success. Participants will learn how to improve relationships with faculty and organizations and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study. We will also discuss how to use emerging technologies in embedded librarianship as communication and collaborative tools.

Courtney Mlinar

Courtney Mlinar is the Head Librarian/Associate Professor at Austin Community College Elgin campus. She formerly worked as the Liaison Librarian for the Colleges of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine and Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She authors the Library Professional Development blog. Courtney is a frequent presenter at conferences; recent presentations include "Medicine is Mobile," "Mobile Apps for Higher Education," "Creating an Information Literacy Badges Program in Blackboard: A Formative Program Evaluation," "Innovative Mobile Health Literacy Instruction," and "Information and Reference Services: What is the Best Model?" Interview with Courtney Mlinar

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.