The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook


I received the following yesterday and thought it would be of interest to many readers of this blog. I’m re-posting it with the editors’ permission. (You’ll note, by the way, that they are also the editors of “Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction,” published by ACRL in 2011.)

Call for proposals: The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook

Are you a fan of the Library Instruction Cookbook? Trying innovative methods to embed in projects and courses? We need your gourmet recipes for embedded instruction and reference. Contribute your recipe to the next cookbook in the series from ACRL, The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook: Recipes for making long-term connections.

Ground Rules
1. Your submission must describe a project or a method for embedding library instruction or reference.

2. Your recipe should include as much of the following as possible:
Your Name, University or other affiliation, and E-mail
Potential Cookbook Category
Goal/Purpose of the project or method
Main Ingredients (Equipment, supplies, etc)
Preparation (before the project starts)
Subject/Discipline addressed
Length of project
Audience/Class size
ALA Information Literacy Standards (or other standards) Addressed
Instructional Resources

3. If your submission gets chosen you need to include an image of your project/method in action.

4. Creativity is encouraged!

5. We need 2-5 page chapters about embedded activities in many Cookbook Categories. Following are some ideas to get you thinking:
First Year Experience
In the disciplines
Online courses (synchronous or asynchronous)
Learning management systems
Professional Programs
Graduate Programs
K-12 Programs
Outside the Library (residential life, student services, extension, continuing educaton)
Assessing embedded projects
Learning objects
Faculty collaborations and/or trainings
Scholarly communication

6. E-mail us if you have questions and use the original Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) as a guide for format and tone.

7. E-mail your draft recipes by January 15, 2013 to Kaijsa Calkins ( and Cass Kvenild (, co-editors of Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-shot Instruction (ACRL 2010) and this forthcoming Embedded Cookbook.


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