Thursday, April 22, 2010

DC/SLA at the SLA Annual Conference -- CE course "Embedded Librarianship, Is it for me?"

"Embedded Librarianship, Is it For Me?" is an SLA CE to be held at this year's SLA Annual Conference. Co-ed by Mary Talley and Karen Huffman, the course shows you how to develop a successful embedded services program, from beginning to end.

When: Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Ticket Event #145 SLA Annual Conference, New Orleans

Based on current thinking about what really works (SLA funded research: Models of Embedded Librarianship), this hands-on course takes you through what you need to know to implement an effective embedded program. During this full-day course, you are an active participant in exercises that help you answer these questions:
  • What is an Embedded Librarianship program?
  • What would it look like in my organization?
  • How can I use it to move closer to my organization’s priorities?
  • What is already in place that I can build on now?
  • What obstacles will I face and how can I overcome them?
  • What strategies should I put in place now to get there?
About the Instructors:

Mary Talley is a co-researcher (with David Shumaker) in the 2008 SLA funded research project: Models of Embedded Librarianship and co-author of the research report of the same name. She lectures and writes on embedded librarianship and has been using the model in her consulting practice for over 10 years. She is the DC/SLA Vice-President/President Elect.

Karen Huffman is embedded in Information Systems & Technology as the Senior Applications & Database Administrator (for business to business solutions) at the National Geographic Society, an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of Maryland, and the Chair of SLA’s Knowledge Management Division.
Mary Talley

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