Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship

RRLC Training Room
390 Packett's Landing
Fairport, NY 14450

Date: 04/01/16
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The role of the embedded librarian takes many forms – in higher education, community health organizations, support groups and businesses. Embedded librarianship can include team teaching a course, becoming an important part of an annual health event, integrating library resources into a course curriculum or even becoming a member of a medical research team. This MLA CE course will discuss best practices and tools for embedded librarianship. We will explore how to initiate a collaborative relationship with faculty, medical teams or community organizations, and also teach you how to partner with them for better outcomes. Participants will learn how to improve or build new relationships and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study. We will also learn how to use emerging technology tools in embedded librarianship for communication and collaboration. Participants will share and brainstorm ideas to empower embedded librarianship within our organizations.

Educational Objective: Participants will • Discuss examples of best practices in embedded librarianship as to scope, sustainability and strategies used • Use SWOT to analyze both their organizations and their present role within these organizations in small discussion groups • Identify potential roles with partners within their organizations • Create a plan of action to initiate new partnerships and sustain these roles within their organizations • Learn strategies to measure or assess the values added to the organization with an embedded librarian • Discuss and select technology tools or apps that can help with collaboration and communication within these new partnerships.

Courtney Mlinar is the Head Librarian and Associate Professor at the Austin Community College Elgin campus, where she serves as Co-Leader for the ACC LS Information Literacy Team. She is very active in ACRL Instruction Section, currently serving on Task Force revising the Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. She formerly worked as the Liaison Librarian for the Colleges of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine and Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She authors the Library Professional Development blog. She has been teaching courses in Embedded Librarianship for various organizations for the past few years and is a frequent presenter at various conferences.

Participants will receive 6 MLA-approved CE hours for completing this class.

Cost to attend: $10 to RRLC & ESLN  members; cost includes lunch

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