Expert Teams in the Academic Library: Going Beyond Subject Expertise to Create Scaffolded Instruction

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This article explores the way librarians define, leverage, and amplify expertise in a twenty-first century academic library. An expert team comprised of a nursing librarian, online learning librarian, information-literacy librarian, and assessment librarian sorted the learning outcomes from the Information-Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing created by the Health Sciences Interest Group taskforce of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) by grade-levels. Results found distinguishing experts within a library supports the customization of scaffolded instruction. Additionally, using expert teams in academic libraries supports the larger mission of universities to integrate libraries into teaching and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-333
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences

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