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Author Forum on Embedded Librarianship: March 7th, 1 PM CST

Author Forum

Meet authors, Victoria Raish, Lori Lysiak, and Emily Mross, who were featured in our most recent Top 5 Post. The authors will share a little bit about their experiences with embedded librarianship and working with distance students, but the majority of the session will be open for questions from attendees. Bring your questions and join us in this discussion!

To register, please fill out the registration form:  

*Please note: This session will be recorded. By registering for the session, you indicate that you are willing to be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all recipients after the session.

VRaish_smallVictoria Raish is the Online Learning Librarian for Penn State. She is dedicated to providing equivalent access for online students and bringing their unique perspective to important conversations and decisions within the library. She has her PhD in learning, design, and technology from Penn State and has published in leading national venues including portal: Libraries and the Academy, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, and multiple book chapters. Her most recent publication is an ALA technical report due Spring 2019 on microcredentials in libraries.

LLysiak_smallLori Lysiak is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Penn State Altoona. She supports distance learners through Penn State World Campus, and incorporates online learning best practices in resident instruction.


EMross_smallEmily Mross is the Business Librarian and Library Outreach Coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg Library. She supports distance learners through Penn State World Campus and Harrisburg-based programs.



Featured Article:
Lysiak, L., Mross, E., & Raish, V. (2018). Across the campus and around the globe: Reaching online learners through high-level embedded librarianship. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 12(1-2), 13-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2018.1502717

Join ACRL-DLS at the Upcoming Distance Library Services Conference

Join us at the 18th Distance Library Services Conference, April 11-13, 2018, at The Hyatt Regency San Antonio.


Using the Community of Inquiry to Engage Online Students

Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific

Speaker: Marcia Rapchak, Duquesne University

Register online at http://bit.ly/dlsinquiry. This event will feature 45 minutes of presentation with 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Finding a way to keep distance students feeling engaged and connected can be a challenge. Distance students need to interact with educational content, of course, but is that enough? According to the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) online education environments require three interdependent elements – teaching, social, and cognitive presence – to generate effective learning. This session will provide attendees with research-based methods of increasing all three presences in online environments so that students interact with each other, the content, and the instructor in ways that move them through critical inquiry and discovery, ultimately deepening the learning experience.

Join us on Twitter to continue the discussion by using #dlsinquiry.

We look forward to seeing you at the event,

Lindsey Wharton, lwharton@fsu.edu


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