Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

by
Christina D. Muneauthor

Christina D. Mune, MLIS, was online learning librarian for San José State University, in San José, CA, before serving as director of information technology services and most recently as associate dean of innovation and resource management.

Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

20201031

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 186
Topics Digital Literacy;Embedded Librarianship;Information Literacy;Learning Management Systems;Online Learning;Open Educational Resources;Peer Learning;Educational Technology and Instructional Design: Online Education

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Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

Author(s): Mune, Christina;
Contributors: Mune, Christina;
Abstract:

Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services—including instruction, reference, and collection development—to online education.

Recent studies highlighting the challenges faced by online learners show that skills librarians are uniquely qualified to teach, such as information and digital literacy and source evaluation, can improve academic performance in online courses and enhance the online learning experience.

Just as embedded librarianship was developed to answer the needs of online courses when they emerged in the early 2000s, online learning librarian Christina Mune now teaches "online librarianship" as a set of realistic strategies for serving a variety of online education models. Each chapter of Libraries Supporting Online Learning addresses a different strategy for supporting online students and/or faculty, with all strategies derived from real-world practices.

Librarians will find information on best practices for creating digital literacy tutorials and dynamic content, providing patrons with open access and open educational resources, helping patrons to avoid copyright issues, promoting peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing, posting to social media, and developing scalable reference services. The tools and practical examples in this book will be useful for all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online learning.


  • Offers practical strategies to librarians responsible for supporting hybrid and online courses and degree programs as well as MOOCs
  • May be easily adopted as a library science textbook for those teaching instructional design, instructional technology, distance librarianship, or academic library issues courses
  • Includes case studies on assessment information and grant writing for administrators and library advocates
  • Informs all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online leaning in higher education
  • Is suitable for inclusion in academic collections supporting library and information science

SortTitle: libraries supporting online learning: practical strategies and best practices
Keyword(s): Digital Literacy; Embedded Librarianship; Information Literacy; Learning Management Systems; Online Learning; Open Educational Resources; Peer Learning; Educational Technology and Instructional Design: Online Education
Author Info:
Christina D. Muneauthor

Christina D. Mune, MLIS, was online learning librarian for San José State University, in San José, CA, before serving as director of information technology services and most recently as associate dean of innovation and resource management.

eISBN-13: 9781440861765
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440861758
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 186
Publication Date: 20201031