Date of Presentation


Name of Conference

Lake Superior Libraries Symposium

Date of Conference


Location of Conference

Lake Superior, WI

Document Type

Conference Presentation


Lydia M. Olson Library


An 11+ year collaboration between faculty and librarians at a Michigan comprehensive (II-A) university evolved from individual innovation to a campus-wide program, Embedded Library Instruction Services (ELIS). ELIS is introduced as a model for embedding personal librarian support and instruction in academic courses utilizing various course management systems. ELIS contains four elements necessary for successfully infusing library support with course instruction: library resources & services, course specific library instruction, librarian instructor collaboration, and student/ faculty needs assessment. The presenters will discuss the history of embedded librarianship at Olson Library; define the four elements; discuss implementation; and address factors affecting the quality of course instruction and student work, costs/benefits/challenges, and the future of ELIS.