Research is at the heart of much coursework. And the librarian is the expert guide. Why then, is the librarian not sitting in on every class - providing input, alerting all to updates in resources, and guiding both instructor and student along the way?
At the University of Southern Maine and a growing number of institutions, academic librarians are embedded in the classes through the LMS discussion board. Enrolled as a co-instructor or assistant, the librarian has access to all of the discussion boards and is able to monitor multiple classes on a daily basis. At long last the librarian becomes an equal partner with the instructor at the virtual front of the classroom to help provide guidance and leadership in the teaching/learning process.
Would a blog work for this?