Departmentally Embedded Librarianship as a Way to Enhance the Traditional Library Liaisonship Program By Kathryn L. Waggon...
Newman Library at Virginia Tech Image from  http://daviding.com/blog/index.php/archive/virginia-tech-campus-blacksburg-va /
Lesson 1: Don’t be scattered across several buildings. <ul><li>Image from  http://joyvictory.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/yach...
Lesson 2: A good location, where people will see you, is important. <ul><li>Image from  http://keboch.wordpress.com/2008/0...
Lesson 3: Adequate space in a consistent location is important. Image from  http://www.fmlink.com/ProfResources/Magazines/...
Lesson 4: The librarian must actually spend time in the departmental office. Image from  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUs...
Lesson 5: Embedded librarians must not be given more than they can handle. Image from  http:// www.mcglinch.com/blog/label...
Lesson 6: There were concerns about librarians “going native.” Image from  http://www.pbase.com/mountaindoc/image/82660460
Lesson 7: Embedded librarians need to be somewhat outgoing. Image from  http:// www.hotenglishmagazine.com/blog/?p =344
Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Watch out for elitism. </li></ul><ul><li>Address possible divis...
Hatcher Graduate Library at University of Michigan <ul><li>Image from  http:// www.lsa.umich.edu/comm/grad </li></ul>
Lesson 1: Don’t be scattered across several buildings. <ul><li>Image from  http://joyvictory.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/yach...
Lesson 2: It takes time. <ul><li>Image from  http://writerchick.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/its-been-a-year/ </li></ul>
Lesson 3: Adequate space in a consistent location is important. Image from  http://www.fmlink.com/ProfResources/Magazines/...
Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Find departments that have a lot of instruction needs and an ad...
Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Choose librarians who can join the life of the department in a ...
Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Have trust from the supervisor.  It will not work with microman...
Zumberge Library at Grand Valley State University <ul><li>Image from  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_H_Zumbe...
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Departmentally Embedded Librarianship as a Way to Enhance the Traditional Library Liaison Program

  1. 1. Departmentally Embedded Librarianship as a Way to Enhance the Traditional Library Liaisonship Program By Kathryn L. Waggoner, M.L.S., M.A.T. Senior Librarian Grand Valley State University
  2. 2. Newman Library at Virginia Tech Image from http://daviding.com/blog/index.php/archive/virginia-tech-campus-blacksburg-va /
  3. 3. Lesson 1: Don’t be scattered across several buildings. <ul><li>Image from http://joyvictory.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/yachting-around-manhattan/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lesson 2: A good location, where people will see you, is important. <ul><li>Image from http://keboch.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/you-busy/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lesson 3: Adequate space in a consistent location is important. Image from http://www.fmlink.com/ProfResources/Magazines/article.cgi?FMJ:fmj012309-1.html
  6. 6. Lesson 4: The librarian must actually spend time in the departmental office. Image from http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g147293-d1199681-r27350472-Gran_Bahia_Principe_Ambar-Punta_Cana_Dominican_Republic.html
  7. 7. Lesson 5: Embedded librarians must not be given more than they can handle. Image from http:// www.mcglinch.com/blog/labels/juggling.html
  8. 8. Lesson 6: There were concerns about librarians “going native.” Image from http://www.pbase.com/mountaindoc/image/82660460
  9. 9. Lesson 7: Embedded librarians need to be somewhat outgoing. Image from http:// www.hotenglishmagazine.com/blog/?p =344
  10. 10. Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Watch out for elitism. </li></ul><ul><li>Address possible divisiveness right from the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect all librarians. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a department that has an affinity with the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what your clientele value. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hatcher Graduate Library at University of Michigan <ul><li>Image from http:// www.lsa.umich.edu/comm/grad </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lesson 1: Don’t be scattered across several buildings. <ul><li>Image from http://joyvictory.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/yachting-around-manhattan/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lesson 2: It takes time. <ul><li>Image from http://writerchick.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/its-been-a-year/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lesson 3: Adequate space in a consistent location is important. Image from http://www.fmlink.com/ProfResources/Magazines/article.cgi?FMJ:fmj012309-1.html
  15. 15. Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Find departments that have a lot of instruction needs and an adequate instruction facility. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a few faculty who are supportive. </li></ul><ul><li>Find innovative, energetic librarians with a subject background. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the field before starting a program. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Choose librarians who can join the life of the department in a useful way. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the Field Librarian can teach research methodology in the discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at departments with graduate students or faculty who would really avail themselves of a program such as this. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Advice for starting an embedded librarian program: <ul><li>Have trust from the supervisor. It will not work with micromanagement. </li></ul><ul><li>It will be easier for a Field Librarian to cover just one area. </li></ul><ul><li>It will be easier where a department may need or want some hand-holding. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose patient, friendly, flexible librarians who are comfortable doing outreach and are open to new ideas. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Zumberge Library at Grand Valley State University <ul><li>Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_H_Zumberge_Library.JPG </li></ul>

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