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Faculty & Staff Resources

This guide provides information about library services for faculty and staff at CSM.

Embedded Librarianship

Embedded Librarianship is a model where "embedded librarians work closely over extended periods of time with non-librarian groups, whether by joining a semester-long course, maintaining and ongoing presence in online courses, [or] participating in broad curriculum planning efforts" (Kvenild & Calkins, 2011, p. vii).

At CSM, embedded librarians can be added to your course in MyLearning and integrated into the course at whatever level you require. Examples of how an embedded librarian can support your course:

  • Discussion Board (monitored by the librarian) where students can post research-related questions.
  • Library Resources module including suggested resources from the librarian such as links to databases, library guides, and citation help.
  • Class visits (in person or via Zoom) for library instruction on a variety of topics related to information literacy and research skills.
  • Video, activity, handout, or other deliverable from the librarian specific to the course or a particular assignment (such as database demonstrations, tips for identifying scholarly articles, or how to cite sources in APA format)

To request an embedded librarian for your course(s), contact us at - be sure to include the course number, section, and what type of support you are looking for.


Kvenild, C., & Calkins, K. (Eds.). (2011). Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Association of College and Research Libraries.