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Distributed Learning by Maha Kumaran, Tasha Maddison

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Chapter 14

Embedding the Library in the LMS

Is It a Good Investment for Your Organization’s Information Literacy Program?

Abstract

To support the information literacy needs of a large student population, the University of Arizona libraries invested substantial institutional resources, including programmer and librarian time, in developing a system that integrates library content into the campus’ learning management system (LMS). An analysis of data. as well as informal collection of qualitative feedback show that this embedded system is accessed more frequently and consistently by students over the course of a semester than course guides linked on the library website. Studies have shown that the use of library materials has a positive correlation ...

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