Archive for August, 2009

More from the SLA Annual Conference

August 26, 2009

I want make sure readers of this blog are aware of 2 good contributed papers from the 2009 SLA Annual Conference.

“Navigating through Turbulent Times: How the Corporate Special Library and Brand Communications Work Together to Forge a Path for the Future”, by Jill Heinze and Kimberly Kortash of the Affinion Loyalty Group,


“Reflecting the Corporate Strategy: MITRE Information Services Clusters”, by Jeanne Slater Trimble of the MITRE Corporation.

Jill (the Research Analyst) and Kimberly (Director of Brand Communications) collaborated on a presentation that describes the benefits of moving Jill’s office into the Marketing Department area, and how both have benefited from the closer working relationship that developed.

Jeanne, who is Lead Information Services Staff at MITRE, describes how MITRE’s embedded information analyst services are evolving in response to (alignment with!) the evolving, highly matrixed operational philosophy of the parent organization.

Both are well worth a read, and I look forward to more from both of these leading programs!


Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?

August 21, 2009

Take a look at the slides from my presentation as part of a panel for the program, “The New Face of the Special Librarian: Embedded Librarians,” at the SLA Conference this summer and see what you think  It’s a light-hearted take on what we think is an important factor in being an embedded librarian – job satisfaction.

SLA2009_Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?

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Models of Embedded Librarianship: Executive Summary

August 1, 2009

I thought it might be helpful to post the executive summary of the research report Mary and I submitted to SLA on June 30. We hope the full report will be available soon. Here it is:

ExecutiveSummaryModels of Embedded Librarianship