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EES NCLA PPT

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This is the slideshow from a presentation given by Mark Coltrain at the 2013 NCLA conference in Winston-Salem, NC.

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EES NCLA PPT

  1. 1. Growing Embedded Librarians Like Kudzu: How a Popular Program Got Out of Hand and the Collaboration That Saved It Mark Coltrain eLearning Librarian Central Piedmont Community College 17 October 2013
  2. 2. Background • Piloted Embedded Program 2009-2010 to meet growing “Virtual Campus” • Good timing b/c in 2010-11: – Physical enrollment peaked – Virtual became largest “campus” of 7 • Since 2009-10: – Physical headcount: -8% – Virtual headcount: +15%
  3. 3. What Does Embedded Mean @ CPCC? • Class partner as “information experts” • LMS: Blackboard, Moodle • Toolkit – Libguides (“Research Guides”) – Panopto – Screencast-o-matic/Jing – Google+/WebEx
  4. 4. A Closer Look • Campus ranked by headcount + embedded – – – – – – – Virtual Central Levine Cato Merancas Harper Harris 0 f/t 5 f/t, 1 p/t 2 f/t 1 f/t 1 f/t, 1 p/t 1 f/t 1 f/t • Embedded class prep & upkeep can be more time consuming than one-shot instruction classes • In-person instruction classes still require substantial prep time
  5. 5. Did It Work? • Fall 2009: 1 librarian + 1 course • Spring 2013: 9 librarians + 65 courses • Bottom line: We couldn’t keep up with demand!
  6. 6. Enter… The Embedded Extension Service! • How did it start? – Original idea was to start big; iDeals • 1 library : 1 library school • 100% online • Meetings! – CPCC & UNCG
  7. 7. What Next? • Website (Wordpress) – Commercial • Identify Classes & Find Faculty Partners – Business and Communication • Identify Interns – Application (Google Form) – Interview (Skype)
  8. 8. What Next? - Pt. 2 • How best to teach interns? – Blackboard • Tutorials • Readings • Discussion Boards – Springshare Trainings – Weekly Meetings – Appointments, as needed
  9. 9. Fall 2013 Interns! •Briana Benson •Janet DeSantis •Erica Winter Tyler
  10. 10. Lessons Learned So Far? Discussion Time!
  11. 11. A Page from Janet’s Guide
  12. 12. A Page from Erica’s Guide
  13. 13. The Future? • Short Term – Tweaks based on pilot – More interns! • Long Term – Start to build network with other NC & SC community colleges and library schools
  14. 14. Parting Thought Our secret ingredient is cultivating strong relationships allows things to grow organically, almost on their own, like kudzu…
  15. 15. Get in Touch mark.coltrain@cpcc.edu 704-330-6498 http://embeddedextension.wordpress.com embedded.extension@gmail.com Thank You!

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