ACRL announces the publication of Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment, edited by Elizabeth Leonard and Erin McCaffrey.
The rise of online education at institutions of higher learning, together with the increasing cost of higher education, lead some to suggest that online (or distance) education will eventually become the dominant form of higher learning. This trend has particular significance for librarians. Virtually Embedded, a blueprint for embedding academic librarians in online environments from undergraduate to science-based graduate schools to MOOCs, is the first book to extensively explore how librarians can play a key role in the virtual academic landscape.
The authors of the book’s 12 chapters, academic librarians representing a broad range of colleges and universities, explore the evolution of the embedded librarian from physical to virtual, suggest how to develop and implement unique programs in and out of the classroom and explain how to scale programs once they are embedded.
Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment is available for purchase in print, as an e-book and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.