The Embedded Librarian, 1st Edition

  • David Shumaker
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 157387177X
  • ISBN-13: 9781573871778
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise. David Shumaker looks at implementations in all types of organizations, identifies the characteristics of successful embedded librarians, and explains how information professionals in public, academic, school, medical, law, and other specialized library settings are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance their work and careers. In demonstrating the value of information professionals to a broad range of knowledge-intensive projects, The Embedded Librarian is an important book for managers and executives involved in team building. In addition, its wealth of practical coverage and analysis, case studies, templates, and exercises make the book an invaluable resource for library school students, practicing librarians who wonder if an embedded role is right for them, and current embedded librarians who want to be ready for new opportunities in this exciting area of library work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Blog.
1: Embedded Librarianship Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
2: Defining Embedded Librarianship.
3: Push and Pull: The Forces Driving Embedded Librarianship.
4: Embedded Librarians in Higher Education.
5: Embedded Librarians in the Health Sciences.
6: Embedded Librarians in Corporations, Nonprofits, and Government.
7: Embedded Librarians in Schools and Public Libraries.
8: Your Path to Success.
9: Assessing Your Readiness.
10: Getting Started With Embedded Librarianship.
11: Sustaining Your Embedded Role.
12: Evaluating Your Success.
About the Author.