Online learning is transforming the way colleges and universities offer credit bearing courses. Now students are able to finish some or all of a degree online, with courses and programs from the hard sciences to the humanities. Nevertheless, a college education is comprised of a variety of educational and social activities that extend beyond a discrete class. Classroom learning is enriched and supported by services across campus, from the writing center to tutoring services, to the library.
This article discusses the experience of librarians working in a small, urban community college in integrating library collections, reference services, and information literacy into the course management system, Blackboard. Specifically, the authors discuss 1) approaches to providing and presenting resources and services within the Blackboard environment, and 2) models for librarian/faculty collaboration in an online learning environment.