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An Update from David Shumaker

Greetings Caucus members!

This is #2 in our series to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the Embedded Librarians Caucus.

Since the previous update in early October, there have been several newsworthy developments:

  • Membership has grown from 67 to 81! Thank you all for supporting the caucus!
  • Our first webinar, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job”, was announced for Dec. 15, 1:00—2:30 p.m. US Eastern time. It will feature five Caucus members sharing their experiences and insights. Already, 244 people have signed up! Are you one of them? If not, you can still register at
  • I filed our first annual Caucus report to SLA last week. It will be posted on our website in the near future. The annual report is required for us to get our SLA dues allotment and maintain our status with SLA.

Speaking of SLA, coming up we’ll 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! Contact me at or with your ideas. I look forward to hearing from you.

–Dave Shumaker
Caucus Convenor

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How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job Webinar – Tuesday 15th December 2015

The SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus invites you to join its first ever webinar:

“How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job”
Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. US Eastern time

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?

Join the Embedded Librarians Caucus, as five of our members will answer these questions, share how they found their embedded librarian jobs, and more. Our speakers include:

  • 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

Joining Instructions

This webinar is free, but you must register in advance. Go to …

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

–Dave Shumaker
Embedded Librarians Caucus Convenor

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An Update from David Shumaker

This note begins a regular series to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the Embedded Librarians Caucus.

Since the caucus was formed and held its initial meeting in June, we’ve made a good deal of progress:

· Our official membership is now up to 67! Thank you all for supporting the caucus!

· Thanks to our hard-working communications team (Laura Williams, Nadine Anderson, and Jack Dale) we have a logo, a website, and a Twitter account. Check out the website at , and follow us on Twitter @slaembedded .

· We’re planning our first webinar on Dec. 15, featuring four members on “How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job”. Hold the date — details will be out soon.

What’s on your mind? What are your success strategies and challenges in developing your embedded role? Do you have an idea for a future webinar or other activity? I’d love to hear from you. Contact me at or . I look forward to hearing from you.

–Dave Shumaker
Caucus Convenor

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Welcome to the Embedded Librarians Caucus!


Welcome to the brand new SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus!

Approved by the SLA Board in May 2015, the Embedded Librarians Caucus is the first organizational home in any librarian / information professional association anywhere for embedded librarians.

Embedded Librarianship has been a growing model for the delivery of information and knowledge services for the past decade or more. It is defined as a strategic and operational management model that emphasizes the development of close, collaborative working relationships between librarians and information user groups.  Embedded librarians share the mission and goals of the group, and focus on contributing to its success by the application of their information and knowledge-related competencies. The functions they perform are diverse. They encompass teaching, research and analysis, stewardship of document- and data repositories, and other information- and knowledge-related work.

Embedded librarianship is applicable to all types of organizations and subject domains. The literature includes extensive documentation of the roles played by embedded librarians in health sciences, law firms, for-profit and non-profit corporations, government agencies, higher education, and other organizational settings, both large and small, spanning the globe.

Our aims are to serve SLA members by providing a forum for those interested in the theory and practice of embedded librarianship to network, share successes and challenges, and develop the theory and practice of embedded librarianship. Our goals are to:

  • Provide opportunities for embedded librarians to share knowledge and questions
  • Advance the theory and practice of embedded librarianship, and keep members apprised of new knowledge
  • Enable members to increase their value to their organizations by the application of embedded librarianship principles
  • Attract new members to SLA who want to be associated with a leading community of embedded librarians.

Whether you’re an embedded librarian now, or have an interest in taking on this kind of role in the future, you’re welcome to browse our site, and I hope you’ll decide to join up by adding the caucus to your SLA membership.

–Dave Shumaker, Caucus Convenor

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