Embedded Librarians Cookbook – recipes needed

Pulled from today’s ARL Assessment posting:
Are you a fan of the Library Instruction Cookbook?  Trying innovative methods to embed in projects and courses? We need your gourmet recipes for embedded instruction and reference. Contribute your recipe to the next cookbook in the series from ACRL, The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook: Recipes for making long-term connections.

Ground Rules
1. Your submission must describe a project or a method for embedding library instruction or reference.

2. Your recipe should include as much of the following as possible:

  • Title
  • Your Name, University or other affiliation, and E-mail
  • Potential Cookbook Category
  • Setting
  • Goal/Purpose of the project or method
  • Main Ingredients (Equipment, supplies, etc)
  • Preparation (before the project starts)
  • Technique
  • Subject/Discipline addressed
  • Length of project
  • Audience/Class size
  • ALA Information Literacy Standards (or other standards) Addressed
  • Cautions
  • Reaction/Reflection
  • Instructional Resources

3. If your submission gets chosen you need to include an image of your project/method in action.
4. Creativity is encouraged!
5. We need 2-5 page chapters about embedded activities in many Cookbook Categories. Following are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • First Year Experience
  • In the disciplines
  • Online courses (synchronous or asynchronous)
  • Learning management systems
  • Professional Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • K-12 Programs
  • Outside the Library (residential life, student services, extension, continuing educaton)
  • Assessing embedded projects
  • Learning objects
  • Faculty collaborations and/or trainings
  • Scholarly communication
6. E-mail us if you have questions and use the original Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) as a guide for format and tone.
7. E-mail your draft recipes by January 15, 2013 to Kaijsa Calkins (kcal…@uwyo.edu) and Cass Kvenild (ckve…@uwyo.edu), co-editors of Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-shot Instruction (ACRL 2010) and this forthcoming Embedded Cookbook.
Kaijsa Calkins
Special Projects Librarian for Learning Spaces
English Research and Instruction Librarian
Bibliographer for English, American Studies, and African American & Diaspora Studies
Coe Library, Room 304A
University of Wyoming
(307) 766-6553

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