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Embedded Librarians Knowledge Café: What do you think of these discussion ideas? Any other suggestions?

This Sunday(!), we’re having the Embedded Librarians Knowledge Café at the SLA Conference, with roundtable discussions centered around various issues and topics. You can see the ideas Dave and I have received so far below – what do you think? Do you have any other ideas or suggestions which you’d like to discuss at this Sunday’s Knowledge Café? Dave and I will be compiling takeaways from these discussions to share with Caucus members, so even if you’re not coming to the SLA Conference, please feel free to share your ideas and suggestions with us.

  • Innovative tips, lessons learned, best practices, and “special sauce” for onboarding new embedded librarians
  • Organization/reporting structures that embedded librarians experience and the associated
    challenges
  • Prospering over the long haul and avoiding burnout
  • Assessment and evaluation of embedded librarianship initiatives and programs
  • Embedded librarians as consultants, and how to communicate your potential
  • Budget and funding models – who funds embedded librarians?

Take care, and happy travels to Phoenix!

Nadine Anderson

Communications Chair, SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus

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SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus Annual Meeting (Webinar): Register Now!

All members and friends of the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus are invited to participate in our annual meeting webinar on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT.  We’ll review the past year and plan for the coming one.

You must register in advance to attend. To sign up, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1610512238277953283

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) if you have any questions or suggestions for specific meeting agenda items.

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Join Us for Embedded Librarianship Day at the SLA 2017 Conference!

Are you going to this year’s SLA Conference? Join the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus for our Embedded Librarianship Day on Sunday, June 18th at the SLA 2017 Conference. First up in the afternoon will be our Knowledge Cafe, round table discussions about embedded librarianship topics, issues, and experiences. Let us know if you have any suggestions for topics of discussion. We will continue the discussion over dinner in the evening. This is a free event, but ticketed, so make sure you sign up for it ahead of time. Here are instructions on how to sign up for ticketed events at the SLA 2017 Conference.

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) with your questions and suggestions for topics of discussion. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

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SLA Professional Competencies at Library 2.017 Conference

On Wednesday, March 29th, the SJSU School of Information and ALA are holding a free online mini-conference: Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies, and Careers. Our Embededded Librarians Caucus Convenor David Shumaker will be one of the panelists at this mini-conference, discussing SLA professional competencies.

Click here for more information and to register for the mini-conference (it’s free!).

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Caucus Meeting Reminder

A quick reminder that on Tuesday, May 24, 3:00 p.m. EDT, we will have our annual Caucus meeting webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3975836619393798401  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Hope to see you there!

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Embedded Librarians Caucus upcoming events

Just a quick reminder of upcoming events of interest:

  1. Tuesday, May 24, 3:00 p.m. US Eastern: Caucus annual meeting webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3975836619393798401 .  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  1. Monday, June 13, 10:00—11:30 a.m. Embedded Librarians Knowledge Café at the SLA Annual Conference. Reserve this slot on your conference planner! I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.
  1. Also of interest: Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Annual Conference program, “Professional Competencies and You” – just added to the conference program. Embedded librarians perhaps more than any other group need to be able to articulate and demonstrate what they bring  to diverse, cross-cutting teams. Come find out more about the new SLA Competencies and how it can help you frame this issue.

 

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Catch Up With Our How to Get An Embedded Librarian Job Webinar

Did you miss the How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job webinar in December 2015? We’ve made the recording available, so catch up on all the excellent advice from our speakers about working as an embedded librarian.

How come there are never any “Embedded Librarian” job ads ? What are embedded librarian jobs? Where can you find them? What are their requirements? And most important, how do I get one?  Covering all these key questions and more, the webinar should be useful to anyone interested in finding out more about getting an embedded librarian job.

The webinar featured the following speakers:

  • Rachael Altman, Corporate Research Analyst, Grant Thornton International, Ltd.
  • Mia Breitkopf, Connected Learning Coordinator,Aresty Institute of Executive Education,The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nadine Anderson, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Jamie Marie Keller-Aschenbach, Head of Research and Access Services, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • George Peckham-Rooney, Data and Operations Specialist, Seyfarth Shaw

We hope you find it a useful resource!

 

2015-12-15 13.00 How to Find An Embedded Librarian Job from SLA Embedded Caucus on Vimeo.

 

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Get to know George Peckham-Rooney, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job” Webinar Panelist

George Peckham-Rooney is an embedded librarian and one of the panelists for our “How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job” webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. US Eastern time. If you haven’t registered yet, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/616204068926469633, then read our interview below with George. This is the fifth and last interview in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…George Peckham-Rooney

Q. 1. What is your job title?

George: Business Analyst I

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

George: Emory University Law School, for 3 days

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

George: I work in the graduate admissions department at the law school. My role revolves around managing their admission data to help key stakeholders better understand the student population and better meet their needs.

Q.4. How did you get your job?

George: I got the job through a traditional application.

End of interview

Thanks George!

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Get to know Nadine Anderson, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job” Webinar Panelist

Nadine Anderson is an embedded librarian and one of the panelists for our “How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job” webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. US Eastern time. If you haven’t registered yet, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/616204068926469633, then read our interview below with Nadine. This is the fourth interview in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…Nadine Anderson

Q. 1. What is your job title?

Nadine: Behavioral Sciences Librarian

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

Nadine: At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, since January 2014.

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

Nadine: I am the subject librarian for the Behavioral Sciences, which mainly involves teaching and providing research help to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as some collection development work. I am embedded in the Behavioral Sciences department 3 or 4 days a week (in my own office among other faculty offices), in courses and course management sites, as a thesis research consultant in their graduate and honors programs, and am working with faculty and the department on several information literacy initiatives to strategically embed information literacy development into their non-scaffolded undergraduate program curricula.

Q.4. How did you get your job?

Nadine: I applied for a traditional Subject Liaison position that turned out in the campus interview to be an Embedded Librarian position! I convinced both the library and the Behavioral Sciences department that I’d be a good fit for their communities.

End of interview

Thanks Nadine! Our next “Getting to know you” webinar panelist interview will be with George Peckham-Rooney on Monday. Stay tuned!

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Get to know Mia Breitkopf, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job” Webinar Panelist

Mia Breitkopf is an embedded librarian and one of the panelists for our “How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job” webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. US Eastern time. If you haven’t registered yet, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/616204068926469633, then read our interview below with Mia. This is the third interview in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…Mia Breitkopf

Q. 1. What is your job title?

Mia: Online and Hybrid Learning Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

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

Mia: I just joined the community at The College at Brockport, State University of New York at the end of October 2015. Before that, I worked for two years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in what I consider to be an embedded librarian position.

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

Mia: As the first Online and Hybrid Learning Librarian at Brockport, I am part of the reference and instruction team. My librarian colleagues and I are working together to establish a presence in online courses, creating a strategy and a set of best practices as the College expands its online learning offerings. Embedding librarians into online learning communities—in a meaningful way—will be a vital library service.

At Wharton I was embedded in the Executive Education division, partnering with faculty and staff to design and deliver learning experiences for executives in online learning environments. Community management, research, understanding users’ information needs, and knowledge management were a handful of my librarian-like responsibilities.

Q.4. How did you get your job?

Mia: The job description fit me well: though librarian was nowhere in there, when I read it I was imagining how I’d be a good candidate because of my education background and the MLIS program I had just finished at Syracuse University. I made my case!

End of interview

Thanks Mia! Our next “Getting to know you” webinar panelist interview will be with Nadine Anderson on Friday. Stay tuned!

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