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ERIC Number: EJ895848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
The Sufficiently Embedded Librarian: Defining and Establishing Productive Librarian-Faculty Partnerships in Academic Libraries
Olivares, Olivia
Public Services Quarterly, v6 n2-3 p140-149 2010
How does an academic librarian become embedded in a department or college that is reluctant to accept reference, research or instruction services from the library? In such cases, the would-be embedded librarian may have to settle for "partial" embedding, offering some services where possible and tactfully abstaining from offering others that were not well-received. Definitions of successful embedding will depend on the level of service accepted, and the librarian may become, if not fully embedded, sufficiently embedded. This article recounts the experience of a would-be embedded librarian at Saint Cloud State University's James W. Miller Library and her attempts to embed herself in the G. R. Herberger College of Business (HCOB).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota