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Fall Caucus Update from David Shumaker

Dear Caucus members–

I’m writing to update you on the caucus’s planning for the 2019 SLA Conference and invite your participation.

While the search for a new caucus convenor continues, I’ve set the wheels in motion to build on our success at this year’s conference and ensure that we’re included in next year’s program.

Currently, I’m thinking about the following ideas:

  1. Burnout and the Embedded Librarian. Successful embedded librarians generally wind up with more work than they can handle, and during peak periods the workload can really get out of hand. What are some strategies for managing this problem, and making sure that you don’t end up as a victim of your success?
  2. Embedded Librarians Teaching Information / Media Literacy. By virtue of their embedded role, librarians are able to customize their instruction to the needs of different disciplines. What are the similarities and differences of some information literacy curricula across disciplines?
  3. Solo Librarians and Embedded Librarianship. Are the principles of embedded librarianship relevant for solos? When are they, and when aren’t they? How are some solos leveraging the embedded approach to strengthen their role?

The due date for proposals is October 15. So, in the next 2 weeks, please respond to the following:

  1. What’s your reaction to these themes?
  2. What other ideas would you recommend exploring?
  3. Would you be willing to take part as a:
  • Speaker
  • Moderator / planner for one program
  • Conference program planner for the caucus

Thanks! I look forward to your response.

–Dave Shumaker
Caucus Convenor

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Catch Up With Our “Choose Your Partners Wisely: Strategic Choices for Embedded Librarians” SLA 2018 Conference Presentation

Did you miss the SLA 2018 Conference Presentation “Choosing Your Partners Wisely: Strategic Choices for Embedded Librarians”? Our panel presentation featured panelists Nadine Anderson (Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn), Barbara Kahn-Aitken (Senior Research Analyst, The Coca-Cola Company) and Joel Scheuher (Business Reference Librarian, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and formerly of General Motors), as well as moderator David Shumaker (Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America). They shared strategies on using political and marketing insights to figure out both where in the organization to concentrate your efforts and which people in your organization you should partner with, so that you can maximize your value and achieve long-lasting success.

We’ve made the slides available, so catch up on this excellent advice from our speakers: Choose Your Partners Wisely panel slides.

Takeaways from this panel include:

  • Develop relationships with the decision-makers in your organization because they’ll open doors for you
  • Develop relationships with the administrative staff of the decision makers in your organization because they’re the ones that actually carry out the decisions (“the real influencers”)
  • Develop relationships with the departments within your organization that have clout
  • Choose collaborators who respect your expertise and see you as a partner in achieving organizational goals and outcomes
  • Don’t be afraid to say “no” to people in your org who don’t respect your expertise and/or don’t want to work with you on meaningful work (unless you politically have to)
  • Collaborate with people and on projects that will help you grow and further yourself in your organization
  • Collaborate with people who will give you credit for your joint successes and take the time to tell the story of your impact
  • Don’t be afraid to say “no” to projects that don’t benefit you or your library (unless you politically have to)

If you have follow-up questions, feel free to contact our panelists at:

  • Nadine Anderson: nfanders@umich.edu
  • Barbara Kahn-Aitken: bkahnaitken@coca-cola.com
  • Joel Scheuher: jscheuhe@umich.edu

Many thanks to our speakers Nadine, Barbara, Joel, and Dave for your work on this panel presentation!

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Catch Up With Our SLA 2018 Conference Presentation “Tell Your Story Well: How Embedded Librarians Demonstrate and Communicate Their Value”

Did you miss the SLA 2018 Conference Presentation Tell Your Story Well: How Embedded Librarians Demonstrate and Communicate Their Value? This panel presentation featured panelists Jennifer Martin (Associate Librarian/Clinical Instruction, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library) and Ethel Salonen (retired Manager of Information Services, the MITRE Corporation) as well as moderator Nadine Anderson (Associate Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn). They offered tips and strategies for making sure others in your organization (especially the higher ups) understand the value librarians are adding in their embedded role. 

We’ve made the slides available, so catch up on the excellent advice from our speakers: Tell Your Story Well Panel SLA 2018 Conference slides

If you have follow-up questions about this presentation feel free to contact our panelists at:

  • Jennifer Martin: jenmartin@email.arizona.edu
  • Ethel Salonen: ethel.salonen@verizon.net

Many thanks to our speakers Jennifer, Ethel, and Nadine for your work on this panel presentation!

 

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Wednesday, June 13 is Embedded Librarians Day at the SLA Annual Conference!

The Embedded Librarians Caucus is sponsoring two programs at this year’s SLA Annual Conference, which will be held back to back on our Embedded Librarians Day, Wed., June 13:

9-10 a.m. (Room 344):  Tell Your Story Well: How Embedded Librarians Demonstrate and Communicate Their Value. Speakers Jennifer Martin (Associate Librarian / Clinical Instructor, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library) and Ethel Salonen (retired Manager of Information Services, The MITRE Corporation) will offer tips and strategies for making sure others in your organization (especially the higher-ups) understand the value librarians are adding in their embedded role.

10:15-11:30 a.m. (Room 339-340): Choosing Your Partners: Strategic Choices for Successful Librarians. Our speakers will be Nadine Anderson, Behavioral Sciences Librarian. University of Michigan Dearborn; Barbara Kahn-Aitken, Senior Research Analyst, Coca-Cola Corporation; and Joel Scheuher, Business Reference Librarian, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and formerly at GM. They’ll discuss how to apply market segmentation strategies and political insight to figure out where in the organization to concentrate your efforts so that you can maximize your value and achieve long-lasting success.

I hope you’ll join the conversation with these outstanding speakers. See you in Baltimore!

David Shumaker and Nadine Anderson

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Hashtag Poll

Which hashtag should our group use for social media posts about #embedded #librarianship? Vote on the Twitter poll and add your own ideas in the comments!
#EmbedLibLife
#EmbedEngage
#OutsideLibWalls
#EmbeddedLib (good ol’ standard!)

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Webinar Recording Now Available! “Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship”

Couldn’t make last week’s webinar, Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship? You can now watch the recording of our webinar online at: https://vimeo.com/231800523

Special thanks again to our panelists Jean SongNadine Anderson, and Joel Scheuher. You can see their presentation slides here, and we should have their answers to your questions from the webinar posted soon. Watch this space!

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) if you have any questions about this webinar or the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus.

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SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus

http://embedded.sla.org     SLA Connect: Embedded Librarians Caucus (open)    Twitter: @SLAEmbedded

Convener: David Shumaker, shumaker@cua.edu

Communications Chair: Nadine Anderson, nfanders@umich.edu

 

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Slides from Today’s Webinar: “Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship”

We hope that you enjoyed today’s webinar Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship. Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thank you to our panelists Jean Song, Nadine Anderson, and Joel Scheuher. The panelists have agreed to share their presentation slides from the webinar: Getting in On the Conversation – Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship slides.

We were not able to get to everyone’s questions during the webinar, but the panelists will post answers to everyone’s unanswered questions soon. We will also make the webinar recording available soon. Watch this space!

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) if you have any questions about this webinar or the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus.

 

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SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus

http://embedded.sla.org     SLA Connect: Embedded Librarians Caucus (open)    Twitter: @SLAEmbedded

Convener: David Shumaker, shumaker@cua.edu

Communications Chair: Nadine Anderson, nfanders@umich.edu

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Getting to Know….Joel Scheuher, “Getting in on the Conversation” Webinar Panelist

Joel Scheuher is one of the panelists for our “Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship” webinar next Tuesday, August 29, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST. If you haven’t registered yet, go to attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2861665211468238595, then read our interview below with Joel. This is the second of three interviews in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our three webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…Joel Scheuher

Q. 1. What is your job title?

Joel: I am the Business Reference Librarian

Q. 2. Where do you work and how long have you worked there?

Joel: I work at Kresge Library, which is part of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I’ve been in this position for 2 years.

Q.3. What are your main job duties and how are you embedded?

Joel: In addition to traditional reference services, I’m embedded with our Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP) teams. These are action-based learning teams sponsored by companies or other organizations that have real world problems to solve.

End of interview

Thanks Joel!

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Getting to Know…Jean Song, “Getting in on the Conversation” Webinar Panelist

Jean Song is one of the panelists for our “Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship” webinar next Tuesday, August 29, 12p.m. to 1p.m. EST. If you haven’t registered yet, go to attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2861665211468238595, then read our interview below with Jean. This is the first of three interviews in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our three webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…Jean Song

Q. 1. What is your job title?

Jean: I am the Assistant Director of Academic and Clinical Engagement

Q. 2. Where do you work and how long have you worked there?

Jean: I work at Taubman Health Sciences Library, which is part of the University of Michigan. I have worked here for over 12 years.

Q.3. What are your main job duties and how are you embedded?

Jean: I am responsible for the management and direction of informationists and staff for the unit that is involved with curriculum integration, expert searching and partnering with the clinical enterprise of the university. The informationists at Taubman are embedded into the curricula of the health sciences schools through teaching and committee membership, as well as specific research labs, departments, and committees with designated funding for their work.

End of interview

Thanks Jean!

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