library, instuction, Scheduling, outreach, programming


Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is home to the Marriott School of Management, which has an enrollment of 1,900 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students. Nearly 75 percent are bilingual, 20 percent speak a third language, and approximately 10 percent are foreign citizens.

In the year 2000, the Tanner Management Library was displaced from the Marriott School and incorporated into the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU’s main campus library. Without a physical presence in the business school, BYU’s business librarians have struggled to remain relevant to a faculty and student body that is increasingly dependent on the Internet for their information needs. Library instruction has proved the most effective avenue for outreach, and efforts include both new and traditional channels: requiring library instruction programmatically, integrating library instruction sessions into specific courses, embedding librarians into course management software (Blackboard), and organizing a series of open clinics held within the business school.

Original Publication Citation

Spackman, Andy and Camacho, Leticia (2008). “Integrated, embedded, and case-based: Selling library instruction to the business school.” In Brad Sietz(Ed.), Librarian as architect: Planning, building & renewing: Thirty-sixth national LOEX library instruction conference proceedings. Ypsilanti, MI: LOEX Press.

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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LOEX Press




Harold B. Lee Library

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