Embedded Librarianship: It’s Everywhere!
I'm hoping that my book, The Embedded Librarian, will help everyone interested in this growing phenomenon, and serve as a resource for librarians of all types to develop and sustain it in their own settings. The most important thing about embedded librarianship, of course, is that it unlocks the potential of librarians to contribute more fully to the mission of their organizations. But another point is important, too. The breadth of embedded initiatives – in diverse public, school, academic, and specialized libraries – highlights the fundamental unifying principles of librarianship, which we too often have lost sight of, in our focus on working within our own institutions. I think we will all be stronger if we can emphasize the fundamental professional characteristics we hold in common.
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