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Distributed Learning by Maha Kumaran, Tasha Maddison

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Chapter 10

Making Library Research Real in the Digital Classroom

A Professor–Librarian Partnership

Abstract

Recent studies have described collaborations between librarians and professors in learning management systems, yet less has been written about the process of scaffolding information literacy instruction into the writing assignments of online courses. An English professor and a teaching librarian describe an ongoing project that pairs research instruction with essay assignments in a community college’s online English course. The discussion of benefits of frequent, targeted library instruction modules delivered throughout the semester with the active support of a librarian is backed up by recent assessments. The program was designed to help ...

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