Integrating Academic Library Resources and Learning Management Systems: The Library Blackboard Site
This paper discusses a plan for integrating information literacy instruction sessions and other intermediate consumer community links by developing a library presence on a campus online learning management system: Blackboard. On this site, core information literacy tutorials and assessments are augmented with subject area library links, podcasts, blogs and RSS feeds. The academic library Blackboard site also serves as a demonstration model for information and links that are added to faculty Blackboard sites as a means of promoting library resources to their students. A literature review-based analysis examines the extent to which the use of learning management systems improves academic library services.
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