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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)

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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
  • Sla2009 do embedded librarians have more fun final_mt_bc

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

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