Making Embedded Librarians a Part of an Online Community of Learners

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Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning

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This paper will look at the services presently offered to distance students by libraries within the categories of professional staff, access to resources, reference assistance, and library user instruction. It will then offer the argument that these services could be improved by developing embedded librarians within online academic courses as a part of an online community of learners. This assertion is backed by educational theories discussing social constructivism and andragogy.