The Embedded Librarian
Sponsored by UCD
Many academic librarians today are no longer waiting at the reference desk for patrons to come to us, but are going out to work with faculty and students on other parts of campus. This program will cover some of the ways in which the "embedded librarian" moves beyond the walls of the library to assist and collaborate with patrons on research, teaching. and other areas of academic life. Embedded librarians are helping demonstrate the value of libraries in higher education, and the strategies can be adapted to other library settings as well to show the impact of libraries on their larger communities.
To create a keen awareness of the importance of embedded librarians to the overall goals of the academic library and institution.
David Oberhelman is the W. P. Wood Professor of Library Service at the Oklahoma State University Library where he serves as the humanities and performing arts subject librarian. He has held many leadership roles in OLA and is also active in both national and regional library organizations. He is particularly interested in topics such as information literacy. digital humanities. and scholarly communication/open access publishing.