Interested in learning more about embedded library and information services? Check out David Shumaker’s blog:
Shumaker is a faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and formerly worked in Information Services at the MITRE Corporation. Recent topics have included “What’s the ROI of embedded librarianship?” and “Can introverts succeed as embedded librarians?”
In addition to his own informed viewpoint, Shumaker’s blog includes links to related research, conference proceedings and blogs of other librarians.
One of the sources of value that the embedded librarian brings is the unique set of skills and modes of thought that no other member of the team is likely to provide. These skills and approaches are related to the librarian’s understanding of the information dimensions of the team’s work, but transcend traditional library services.