Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning (2018) doi 10.1080/1533290X.2018.1498630


Copyright © 2018 Andrew J. Cano. Published by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Used by permission.


Like most of its peer institutions, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries faced the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing number of students taking online courses. The author, hired as the new Virtual Learning Librarian in January 2016, was charged with creating a new Virtual Learning Program. This tutorials-based program was first fully implemented in a fully online Entomology graduate program. This paper summarizes the development of the Virtual Learning Program, how it was adapted to the Entomology program, and the initial results from the first semester of implementation.