Linking the library and the course management system
PopwerPoint slides that accompanied conference presentation. The need to integrate online library resources with Course Management Systems (CMS) has been a hot topic in higher education literature. This workshop will discuss how American University Library has successfully done so, and demonstrate their Blackboard Library site, which features LinkMaker, a locally developed Blackboard plug-in that creates proxied links to subscribed resources; the use of Blackboard to deliver e-reserves and streaming media from the library’s collection; and the integration of virtual reference services and an information literacy tutorial into the CMS system. The session will discuss strategies for promoting and publicizing these services to the campus community.