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 http://www.embeddedlibrarian.com.