Presentation on theme: "Elizabeth Chisholm – Hokowhitu Librarian Heather Lamond - Head of the Distance Library Service Massey University, New Zealand Information Literacy Development."— Presentation transcript:
Elizabeth Chisholm – Hokowhitu Librarian Heather Lamond - Head of the Distance Library Service Massey University, New Zealand Information Literacy Development at a Distance – Embedded or Reality?
4 campuses all geographically spread 32500 headcount total 17000 Distance Learners (35% of EFTS, but 52% of headcount) Each Campus has a Library serving the needs of their students About Massey University
The Embedded Librarian “[t]he concept of embedding implies a more comprehensive integration of one group with another to the extent that the group seeking to integrate is experiencing and observing, as nearly as possible, the daily life of the primary group. Embedding requires more direct and purposeful interaction than acting in parallel with another person” (Dewey, 2005, p. 6) Dewey, B. I. (2005). The Embedded Librarian. Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 17(1-2), 5-17.
Reality 46 Teaching Faculty 40+ Postgraduate Courses 2 Fulltime equivalent librarians (who, of course, have other big chunks of stuff to get done as well as teaching IL)
The Integrated Librarian What it is... Access to the online learning space Reusable learning materials Authentic tasks Personal interaction with learners