C&RL News has a new article in the December 2009 issue. (Vol 70, issue 11, page 634-637). The article is “Librarians and Instructional technologists collaborate: Working together for student success.”
Collaboration is an essential part of any librarian’s job. Librarians have always had to work with each other and with faculty members, administrators, and technology support staff. As more institutions hire instructional technologists with design experience and technology expertise, librarians can forge particularly fruitful collaborations with them, as well. Like librarians, instructional technologists are often tasked with addressing plagiarism, academic integrity, information literacy skills, and with using Web-based technologies to communicate with and engage students and faculty members.