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15th DLS Conference--Best Practices in Embedded Librarianship: Home

This guide accompanies the 15th DLS Conference panel presentation "Best Practices in Embedded Librarianship." Panel members: Sandra Lee (Sandy) Hawes, Farzaneh Razzaghi, Joanna Anderson, Johanna Tunon, Katy Hite, and Kristin Heathcock.

Contact Information

Joanna M. Anderson, MLIS

Assistant Professor

Distance Education Librarian

Sherrod Library

East Tennessee State University

Box 70665

Johnson City, TN  37614


Farzaneh Razzaghi, PhD

Dean of Library

The University of Texas—Pan American

1201 W. University Drive

LIBR 210

Edinburg, TX   78539-2999




Katy A. Hite, MLS

Reference/Instruction &

Distance Learning Librarian

Roosevelt University

430 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605




Sandra Lee Hawes, MA(LIS), MEd

Digital Resources Librarian

Associate Professor

Saint Leo University

Cannon Memorial Library—MC2128

PO Box 6665

Saint Leo, FL   33574-6665




Kristin Heathcock, MA(LIS)


HCC Plant City Campus Library

PLRC 115

1206 North Park Road

Plant City, FL 33566-2799



Johanna Tuñón, EdD

Director of Distance & Instructional Library Services

Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center

Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314


Best Practices for Embedded Librarians: Strategies for Successful Online Library Services (Proceedings Abstract)

Join panelists to explore examples of best practices in embedded librarianship. Panelists will provide valuable tips and tricks for implementing or refreshing existing embedded librarian projects.  Panelists reviewed the literature and aligned published best practices in online instruction with examples from personal experience to create a short list of best practices in distance learning librarianship.

Panelists reveal practical tips and techniques for working within online courses, including: telecommuting; embedding in each section of an introductory online class; developing sequential instruction and services for online doctoral students; establishing methods to track, document, and assess services; and gaining the director's support for embedded librarians. Panelists will focus discussion on librarians embedded in online courses, whether providing synchronous or asynchronous services.

Many librarians are already embedded in courses or have plans to embed soon. Join panelists to learn more that will equip you to overcome current problems, anticipate potential roadblocks, envision a new project, find a new direction for a current project, and make connections with librarians for support. A LibGuide [] provides access to conference materials, including an annotated bibliography of best practices in embedded librarianship.



Joanna Anderson, MLIS

Distance Education Library
Johnson City, TN

Farzaneh Razzaghi, PhD

Farzaneh Razzaghi

Dean of Library
The University of Texas--Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX   78539-2999


Johanna Tunon, EdD

Director of Distance and Instructional Library Services
Alvin Sherman Library
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Kristin Heathcock, MA(LIS)

Librarian, Hillsborough Community College

Katy Hite, MLS

Reference, Instruction and Distance Learning LibrarianRoosevelt University LibraryChicago, IL 60605