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Embedded: A Sustainability Studies Librarian Finds a New Home
Connecticut Information Literacy Conference (2013)
  • Madeleine K. Charney, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Katie Campbell Nelson, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

“Sustainable Living” is a 4-credit General Education course taught through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst. Overall, the course directs students to reflect on their values and behaviors related to economic viability, social justice and environmental responsibility. This year, an Information Literacy (IL) component was added -- a weekly online assignment and discussion called “Beyond Google.” Learn how this embedded librarian model increased understanding of course content, provided a forum for articulating values and ideas, and developed IL skills to empower students as sustainability leaders and advocates. Discussion will include brainstorming ideas for how this model might be replicated by other librarian-faculty collaborations, regardless of discipline.

  • sustainability librarians
Publication Date
Spring June 7, 2013
Citation Information
Madeleine K. Charney and Katie Campbell Nelson. "Embedded: A Sustainability Studies Librarian Finds a New Home" Connecticut Information Literacy Conference (2013)
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