SLIS Colloquium: The Embedded Librarian – Location Announced

Photograph of Dave Shumaker, SLIS Clinical Professor

Dave Shumaker, SLIS Clinical Professor

“The Embedded Librarian: Taking Knowledge Where It’s Needed” A Colloquium with David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science.

Where: Pryzbyla Student Center Room 321

When: Monday, September 24, 6:00 p.m.

Professor Shumaker’s new book, “The Embedded Librarian,” is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of embedding librarians into teams as partners with the individuals and groups that need their expertise. In this presentation, he will discuss key themes from the book: what distinguishes embedded librarianship from traditional professional practice, the forces driving this new model, and how embedded librarians are increasing their value to their employers and society.

David Shumaker has been Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America since 2006. His research focuses on the emergence of new roles for librarians in all types of organizations. Previously, Dave was a corporate librarian at the MITRE Corporation, where he served as Manager of Information Services, with responsibility for corporate records, archives, and library services. He was the 2009 recipient of the Special Libraries Association’s Rose Vormelker Award, and he blogs at

Note regarding accommodations: Please contact David Shumaker,, at least five business days in advance to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This includes the need for materials in an alternative format (i.e. large print or Braille), Sign Language Interpreters, accessible seating, and parking information.



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2 Responses to SLIS Colloquium: The Embedded Librarian – Location Announced

  1. Kevin Read says:


    I just wondering if this colloquium is open to anyone, or just LIS students from Catholic University? I am an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine and would love to attend. Thank you.

  2. admin says:

    This event will be open to the all who wish to attend. Hope to see you there.

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