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Library Technology Reports, February/March 2016 (52:2)

Academic librarians have long sought new ways to reach out to their users and support those users' research needs. Now, learning management system (LMS) embedded librarianship is partnering with faculty to deliver research assistance for students right in their LMS course sites. This issue of Library Technology Reports describes the LMS environment alongside the larger online resource environment
of academic libraries. Topics include:

  • options for adding digital collections and finding tools;
  • methods for creating course-specific content;
  • online tools for communication, collaboration, and citing sources;
  • LMS embedded librarians trends; and
  • the underlying principles of universal design, instructional design, accessibility, and copyright.

John J. Burke

John J. Burke is Library Director and Principal Librarian for the Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University (Ohio). He holds an MS in library science from the University of Tennessee and a BA in history from Michigan State University. Prior to his current position, he gained a tremendous amount of experience with technology in libraries at the University of Cincinnati–Raymond Walters College (Ohio) and Fairmont State College (West Virginia). John is a past president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) and a recipient of that organization’s Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award. He is the author of several other books, including every edition of The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff. He has presented on a variety of technology topics at conferences hosted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the American Library Association (ALA), the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) National Forum, and various regional and state conferences.

Beth E. Tumbleson

Beth E. Tumbleson is assistant director of the Gardner-Harvey Library, on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University (Ohio). She earned her M.S. in library science from Simmons School of Library Science, M.A. in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and B.A. in English and French from Dickinson College. Throughout her career, she has worked as an academic, school, and corporate librarian. She has co-authored book chapters and journal articles.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication here.