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“Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?” Panel presentation for “The New Face of the Special Librarian: the Embedded Librarian.” SLA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2009)

“Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?” Panel presentation for “The New Face of the Special Librarian: the Embedded Librarian.” SLA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2009)

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  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Through these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example
  • Greater control over their work; Drive relationships with their customer groups – paradigm shift from the traditional librarian/customer relationship. Create opportunities for interactions – and the embedded is as likely to initiate that interaction as the customer. Likely to find them attending customer groups work meetings; setting up meetings with customer group executive and managers to discuss work and information needs; attending the same classes, conferences as their customersThrough these frequent interactions, they’re in a position to hear a “need” – to recognize a way in which their skills can be used that the customer never thought of. In the driver’s seat, they don’t have to wait to be asked – they hear, articulate and respond to it. They are opportunists and they direct their own work – in large part - example

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  • 1. Special Libraries Association Annual Conference 2009
    Solo Librarians Division Program:
    The New Face of the Special Librarian:
    the Embedded Librarian
    Presentation by
    Mary Talley
    June 15, 2009
  • 2. Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?
    2
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 3. How Do I Know ???
    Models of Embedded Librarianship
    Research Funded by
    Special Libraries Association, 2008 Grant
    Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?
    3
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 4. Do Embedded Librarians Have More Fun?
    Yes, Absolutely!
    © Mary Talley 2009
    4
  • 5. One organization’s embedded librarian is another’s informationist . . .
    What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Embedded Librarians?
    5
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 6. Do you provide specialized services to any single customer group within your organization?
     Yes, I provide specialized services to one or more customer groups.
    Our Definition
    6
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 7. Solo law librarian working for a single office firm, providing services to all
    Solo law librarian working in a branch office of a multi-office law, providing services to all in the branch
    Solo law librarian providing specialized services (working exclusively) for an intellectual property group
    Who’s Embedded?
    7
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 8. Embedded Librarians Have More Fun Because...They Are...
    8
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 9. “In the Driver’s Seat,” they...
    Embedded Librarians Have More Fun
    9
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 10. “In the Fast Lane,” they are...
    Embedded Librarians Have More Fun
    10
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 11. “In a Porsche,” they have traded in a Toyota to...
    Embedded Librarians Have More Fun
    11
    © Mary Talley 2009
  • 12. Embedded Librarians Have More Fun
    “Does it add up to ‘fun’?”
    12
    © Mary Talley 2009
    A piece of the action
    +
    New relationships
    Excitement
    +
    Value-added services
    +
    Broader skill-sets
    +
    New opportunities
    =
    Jobsatisfaction
  • 13. Solo Librarians Have What it Takes
    To join the fun:
    13
    © Mary Talley 2009
    • Organization size – small may be better
    • 14. Industry Types – anyone can join
    • 15. Education and Experience – MLS welcome, experience necessary
  • Solo Librarians Have What it Takes
    To join the fun:
    14
    © Mary Talley 2009
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit – you’re already there
    • 16. Management Support – ready-made relationships
    • 17. Library Management Support – you’re it
  • Embedded Librarians Have More Fun
    Come along for the ride …
    15
    © Mary Talley 2009
    Join the fun …
    You won’t be alone for long.
  • 18. © Mary Talley 2009
    16
    ThankYou
    Questions?
    Contact: Mary Talley
    Mary.talleygarcia@gmail.com