The embedded science librarian: Partner in curriculum design and delivery

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Abstract

Information literacy is essential for success in undergraduate science programs, but teaching faculty are generally ill-prepared or unwilling to provide intentional support in their courses. Librarians are uniquely qualified to help. In this article, the author presents one example of a faculty–librarian collaboration in which the science librarian is embedded in a first-year, undergraduate course in nanoscience, both as a codesigner of the curriculum and a member of the teaching team. She traces her progress from new appointee to faculty partner, and describes the unique, electronic-journal project they designed to promote the development of information and academic literacies.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Assessment rubrics
  • Curriculum design
  • Electronic journal publishing
  • Faculty-librarian collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Learning commons
  • Undergraduate science students
  • Writing

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  • Peggy A. Pritchard

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