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Embedded library services : beyond chance encounters for students from low SES backgrounds

Horn, Anne, Maddox, Alexia, Hagel, Pauline, Currie, Michael and Owen, Sue 2013, Embedded library services : beyond chance encounters for students from low SES backgrounds, Australian academic & research libraries, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 235-250, doi: 10.1080/00048623.2013.862149.

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Title Embedded library services : beyond chance encounters for students from low SES backgrounds
Author(s) Horn, Anne
Maddox, AlexiaORCID iD for Maddox, Alexia orcid.org/0000-0002-5618-5476
Hagel, Pauline
Currie, MichaelORCID iD for Currie, Michael orcid.org/0000-0001-5885-7507
Owen, Sue
Journal name Australian academic & research libraries
Volume number 44
Issue number 4
Start page 235
End page 250
Total pages 16
Publisher Australian Library and Information Association
Place of publication Kingston, ACT
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0004-8623
Keyword(s) student outcomes
socio-economic status
learning management system
embedded librarianship
teaching partnerships
evaluation
Summary This paper reports research that examined how the embedding of library services through the learning management system contributed to the experience of students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds. To evaluate the embedded practice, the researchers used a mixed-method approach involving surveys with students and interviews with library and academic staff. Survey results showed gains in students' awareness of library resources and in their confidence and satisfaction using them. Staff participants reported benefits to students from the improved visibility of the library and involvement of students in conversations about information literacy. The teacher derived personal benefits in learning more about digital information resources while library staff benefitted from the research-driven nature of the practice which strengthened their collaborative partnership with academic staff. Based on the evaluation, an embedded approach has been adopted at the university in additional courses which have similar student profiles. The outcomes are relevant more widely in demonstrating both the potential benefits of embedded practice for supporting diverse student populations and how libraries can target their activities more effectively to national and university agendas for improving student outcomes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00048623.2013.862149
Field of Research 080706 Librarianship
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059112

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