Adapting an Embedded Model of Librarianship, College by College

Lindsay Blake, Kim Mears, Kathy Davies, Darra Ballance, Peter Shipman, Maryska Connolly-Brown, Julie K. Gaines

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Abstract

Librarians are increasingly moving out of the library and into the wider university setting as patrons spend more time seeking information online and less time visiting the library. The move to embed librarians in colleges, departments, or customer groups has been going on for some time but has recently received more attention as libraries work to find new ways to reach patrons that no longer need to come to the physical library. Few universities have attempted to embed all their librarians. This case study describes how one group of health sciences librarians dispersed its professional staff throughout its campuses and medical centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-277
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • Embedded librarians
  • faculty
  • hospital
  • liaison librarians
  • office hours

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  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Adapting an Embedded Model of Librarianship, College by College. / Blake, Lindsay; Mears, Kim; Davies, Kathy; Ballance, Darra; Shipman, Peter; Connolly-Brown, Maryska; Gaines, Julie K.

In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, 07.2014, p. 264-277.

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