Presentation on theme: "Integrating Digital Library Resources Into Learning Management Systems By Brad Marcum Distance & Online Education Program Officer Eastern Kentucky University."— Presentation transcript:
Integrating Digital Library Resources Into Learning Management Systems By Brad Marcum Distance & Online Education Program Officer Eastern Kentucky University Libraries
Who is Me?, in brief Librarian Program Officer – what’s that? What do I do?
Goals for Today? What am I going to talk about? – my experience What am I not going to talk about? I’m not the tech guy…
Embedding Library Content Does every class really need library resources? Does one size fit all?
Angel, Moodle, Sakai, oh my… BLACKBOARD vs. Everybody else
Pros Cons Customized for each class Personalized and “embedded” interaction Helps build strong faculty relationships Major time commitment Repeat of effort Too much for one librarian to do more than a few classes at a time Encourages “siloing” Can’t reach every student The Micro Approach
Pros Cons Maximizes payoff for time spent Avoids re-inventing the wheel and minimizes silos Enhances discovery based learning One size doesn’t always fit all Lack of human contact Lack of customization & personalization The Macro Approach
Most Commonly Integrated Digital Library Resources & Services Journal Databases Websites and catalogs E-reserves Copyright Resources FAQs Document Delivery (internal or externally linked) Librarian contact info E-reference links (ask-a- librarian) Whiteboard & chat
Some Marketing Strategies Preach to the choir Build on past partnerships Use the tools within the LMS Assessment – measure success – and promote it! Layered solicitations Email Mailings Newsletters Fliers Leverage liaison relationships Target policy makers Partner with campus programs Cultivate the LMS folks Collaborate “We can make your life easier…”
References Buehler, M. (2004). Where is the library in course management software? Journal of Library Administration, 41(1), 75-84. Collard, Scott & Tempelman-Kluit, Nadaleen. (2006). The other way in: Goal-Based Library Content Through CMS. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 11(4), 55-68. Dygert, Claire. Moeller, Paul. (2007). Linking the Library and Campus Course Management System, 52(3/4), 305-309. Lawrence, Dan H. (2006). Blackboard on a Shoestring: Tying Courses to Sources. Journal of Library Administration, 45(1/2), 245-265. Shank, J.D., & Dewald, N.H. (2003). Establishing our Presence in Courseware: Adding Library Services to the Virtual Classroom. Information Technology & Libraries, 22(1), 38-43.
Acknowledgements Flickr Open Source Images: Isobel T – crystal ball Nchenga – expert chart Leo Reynolds – question mark Pfhyper – causal map Invaluable Advice and Assistance Cindi Trainor – Coordinator, Technology & Data Services Division, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries - powerpoint presentation, libguide Nicole Montgomery, Betina Gardner – EKU Libraries Justice & Safety tutorials