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Join our Webinar: Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship

You’re invited! Join the Embedded Librarians Caucus for a webinar, “Getting in on the Conversation: Implementing and Leveraging Embedded Librarianship,” Tuesday, August 29, noon – 1 p.m. US Eastern time.

This panel session will be a discussion between session participants and three embedded librarians, who will present three distinct models of embedded librarianship, representing a broad spectrum of disciplines, audiences, and goals. Participants will learn strategies for implementing embedded librarianship to engage different campus communities and leveraging it to demonstrate their value by contributing to the overall goals at their institution.

Panelists will share their strategies for leveraging embedded librarianship, including:

  • “don’t wait for the invitation: crash the party””
  • “forget the elevator speech: focus on troubleshooting”
  • “proactively engage your audience: flaunt your expertise”

Each panelist will briefly discuss their experience with leveraging embedded librarianship to contribute to the overall goals of their institution:

  • Jean Song, in a Health Sciences/Medical program, proactively interacting with faculty in order to partner in research analysis including successfully receiving grant funding to support existing grant funded projects or providing analysis on research projects such as bibliometric investigation.
  • Nadine Anderson, in a Behavioral Sciences program, proactively working with faculty on issues with undergraduate research and critical thinking skills (or lack thereof) and becoming part of the solution by partnering with faculty on educational projects and a credit course integrated into their courses and curriculum
  • Joel Scheuher, in a Business program, collaborating directly with graduate students as a member of their action based learning teams, contributing as research experts to solve real-world challenges

You must register in advance to attend. To sign up, go to: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2861665211468238595

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) if you have any questions about this webinar.

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SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus

http://embedded.sla.org     SLA Connect: Embedded Librarians Caucus (open)    Twitter: @SLAEmbedded

Convener: David Shumaker, shumaker@cua.edu

Communications Chair: Nadine Anderson, nfanders@umich.edu

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Join Us for Embedded Librarianship Day at the SLA 2017 Conference!

Are you going to this year’s SLA Conference? Join the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus for our Embedded Librarianship Day on Sunday, June 18th at the SLA 2017 Conference. First up in the afternoon will be our Knowledge Cafe, round table discussions about embedded librarianship topics, issues, and experiences. Let us know if you have any suggestions for topics of discussion. We will continue the discussion over dinner in the evening. This is a free event, but ticketed, so make sure you sign up for it ahead of time. Here are instructions on how to sign up for ticketed events at the SLA 2017 Conference.

Email David Shumaker (shumaker@cua.edu) or Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) with your questions and suggestions for topics of discussion. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

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SLA Professional Competencies at Library 2.017 Conference

On Wednesday, March 29th, the SJSU School of Information and ALA are holding a free online mini-conference: Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies, and Careers. Our Embededded Librarians Caucus Convenor David Shumaker will be one of the panelists at this mini-conference, discussing SLA professional competencies.

Click here for more information and to register for the mini-conference (it’s free!).

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Update: Termination of Embedded Librarians Caucus email list

Good news!

We’ve received notice that SLA has delayed termination of email lists to August 1, and also changed the policy for SLA Connect communities to permit SLA members to have access to communities they aren’t official members of. Unit leaders have to make some decisions about how their units will implement the policy. I’ll send out more updates as we get into the decisions and implementation.

–Dave Shumaker

Caucus Convenor

 

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Termination of Embedded Librarians Caucus email list

As you may know, the Embedded Librarians Caucus email list, along with all other email lists hosted by SLA, will cease to operate on July 1.

It is being replaced by the Embedded Librarians community on SLA Connect, the Association’s new messaging and collaboration platform. SLA Connect has the capability to push messages out to subscribers’ email, which functions much like the listserv software.

The catch is that you must be a paid-up member of the Caucus in order to participate in the SLA Connect community. As currently configured, SLA Connect does not allow non-Caucus members to subscribe to our Caucus. This applies both to SLA members who are not Caucus members, and to non-SLA members.

If you are a Caucus member, you should have received a message from me, sent from SLA Connect, yesterday or earlier today. If you didn’t receive that message, and believe you should be listed as a member, you should contact Natasha Kenner at SLA, nkenner@sla.org , who can check your membership status.

I have asked SLA to reconsider the current policy, and permit us to include non-members in our Connect community. While I’d like to have everyone join the Caucus and support us officially, I recognize there are a number of reasons why someone might want to receive our messages without joining, and I think we should be flexible enough to permit that.

While we await further developments, if you aren’t a caucus member, you still have a couple ways to keep in touch with us:

  1. This website  (http://embedded.sla.org) is not affected by the change. We’ll continue to post updates here; you can subscribe to receive notifications of new posts by entering your email address under the Subscribe to Blog via Email heading in the right sidebar.
  2. Our Twitter account will also continue as before. Follow us @SLAEmbedded

Please let me know if you have any questions about all of this. Thanks for your continued support of the Caucus!

–Dave Shumaker

Caucus Convenor

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Caucus Meeting Reminder

A quick reminder that on Tuesday, May 24, 3:00 p.m. EDT, we will have our annual Caucus meeting webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3975836619393798401  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Hope to see you there!

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Embedded Librarians Caucus upcoming events

Just a quick reminder of upcoming events of interest:

  1. Tuesday, May 24, 3:00 p.m. US Eastern: Caucus annual meeting webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3975836619393798401 .  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  1. Monday, June 13, 10:00—11:30 a.m. Embedded Librarians Knowledge Café at the SLA Annual Conference. Reserve this slot on your conference planner! I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.
  1. Also of interest: Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Annual Conference program, “Professional Competencies and You” – just added to the conference program. Embedded librarians perhaps more than any other group need to be able to articulate and demonstrate what they bring  to diverse, cross-cutting teams. Come find out more about the new SLA Competencies and how it can help you frame this issue.

 

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SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus Update #4

Greetings Caucus members!

This is update #4 since the founding of the Embedded Librarians Caucus last spring. There are several positive developments to report this time.

  1. The video of our Dec. 15 webinar is now available on Vimeo. We ran into a problem with YouTube, so you can now watch the webinar at https://vimeo.com/156531306 . Thanks again to our webinar panelists, Rachael Altman, Nadine Anderson, Mia Breitkopf, Jamie Marie Keller-Aschenbach, and George Peckham-Rooney.
  2. Have you ever had a poster that marketed you and/or your embedded librarianship activities? Laura Williams and Nadine Anderson, from the Caucus Communications team, are starting a new Embedded Librarian poster series/gallery on our website, starting with their own posters next week. They would love for your posters to join our gallery, so please email your poster to Laura (l.williams2@hud.ac.uk) and Nadine (nfanders@umich.edu) and they will post it to our gallery. If you don’t have a poster (yet), perhaps this series will give you some ideas!
  3. Conference-goers take note! If you’re going to Philadelphia, be sure to attend the Embedded Librarians Caucus Knowledge Café. It’s scheduled for Monday June 13 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. It’s on the conference planner so don’t forget to include it in your personal schedule. Come and meet up with other caucus members and interested embedded librarians, and share your successes and challenges as you explore common interests.
  4. I’m also planning a conference call  or webinar as a Caucus business meeting for late May. I hope this will give everyone a chance to participate, including those who can’t attend the annual conference. Watch for details soon.
  5. Good news! Since Jan. 1, Caucus membership has continued to rise, and now stands at 88. Thanks to everyone who has joined or renewed.

Please keep in touch! Follow us on our @SLAEmbedded Twitter account, post to this list or contact me at caucusadmin@embedded.sla.org or david.shumaker3@verizon.net  with your ideas and suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you.

–Dave Shumaker

Caucus Convenor

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Catch Up With Our How to Get An Embedded Librarian Job Webinar

Did you miss the How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job webinar in December 2015? We’ve made the recording available, so catch up on all the excellent advice from our speakers about working as an embedded librarian.

How come there are never any “Embedded Librarian” job ads ? What are embedded librarian jobs? Where can you find them? What are their requirements? And most important, how do I get one?  Covering all these key questions and more, the webinar should be useful to anyone interested in finding out more about getting an embedded librarian job.

The webinar featured the following speakers:

  • Rachael Altman, Corporate Research Analyst, Grant Thornton International, Ltd.
  • Mia Breitkopf, Connected Learning Coordinator,Aresty Institute of Executive Education,The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nadine Anderson, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Jamie Marie Keller-Aschenbach, Head of Research and Access Services, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • George Peckham-Rooney, Data and Operations Specialist, Seyfarth Shaw

We hope you find it a useful resource!

 

2015-12-15 13.00 How to Find An Embedded Librarian Job from SLA Embedded Caucus on Vimeo.

 

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Latest Update from David Shumaker

Greetings Caucus members!

This is #3 in our series to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the Embedded Librarians Caucus.

Since the previous update sent November 30, there have been a couple newsworthy developments:

  • Membership has grown from 81 to 83. Thank you all for supporting the caucus!
  • Our first webinar, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job”, was held on Dec. 15. It was a tremendous success with approximately 120 participants. Our panelists, Rachael Altman, Nadine Anderson, Mia Breitkopf, Jamie Marie Keller-Aschenbach, and George Peckham-Rooney, did a fantastic job.  In case you missed it, I wish I could point you to the recording so you could listen to it – but unfortunately when we posted the recording, the response was so great that we crashed our server. So, stay tuned while we get that straightened out and come up with an alternate hosting platform.

Currently we need help with two things:

  1. Our next webinar. There’s still time for us to put on another one before June if we act quickly. A couple ideas have been suggested. Both of them are great ideas, but maybe you have another one! Or perhaps you’d like to be a panelist for one. Email me to share your thoughts or volunteer. Here are the 2 ideas:
    1. Keeping your embedded librarian job: techniques for success over the long haul
    2. The hiring manager’s perspective: what information services managers look for in candidates
  2. We need to develop plans for our Caucus meeting at the Annual Conference next June in Philadelphia. If you have suggestions or would like to help organize this, please let me know. I’m thinking along the lines of a short business meeting, followed by an informal event where members and friends can get to know one another – what are your thoughts?

Last but not least, please keep in touch! Follow us on our @SLAEmbedded Twitter account, post to this list or contact me atcaucusadmin@embedded.sla.org or david.shumaker3@verizon.net  with your ideas and suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you.

–Dave Shumaker

Caucus Convenor

 

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