Here’s a special update for anyone going to the Special Libraries Association Conference in Seattle. There will be at least two programs discussing embedded librarianship.
The contributed papers session on Monday, June 16 from 1:30 to 3:00 will include 2 “embedded” papers:
Spanning the Straits of Business Information: Kresge Library’s Embedded Librarian Program for MAP (Multidisciplinary Action Projects), by Laura Berdish and Corey Seeman — The University of Michigan Kresge Business Administration Library
Building Bridges Early: Embedding Future Information Professionals in an MBA Student Consulting Organization, by Carissa M. Holler — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Economics Library
Immediately afterward, there will be a panel discussion entitled “Embedded Librarianship: Background and Overview”. Here’s the description: “Embedded librarians are “breaking rules” by being outside the library, and at the same time “building bridges” to closer ties to clients, with higher visibility and better service. This panel will provide an overview and background, as well as specifics of several programs. Presentations will discuss context, subject expertise, implementation and elements for success, providing a ‘lessons learned’ perspective. I’ll be a member of this panel.
And if you’re not going to the SLA Conference, I believe presentations from both programs will be posted. I’ll add those links when I get them.