Target Audience: Librarians in all types of law libraries who are interested in expanding their current roles within their organizations in areas outside of the library; librarians who may be charged with additional responsibilities within their parent organization
1) Participants will be able to identify new and different ways they can use their existing skills to find innovative opportunities within their organizations.
2) Participants will learn how law libraries can implement embedded librarian programs, and identify strategies for creating an embedded librarian program specific to their own organization’s needs.
More and more, librarians are thinking outside the library and discovering that expanding their traditional roles can make them more valuable to their parent organizations. Embedded librarian programs have unique relevance for law libraries, and they can look very different depending on the type of organization they serve. This program will give three different perspectives on utilizing embedded librarians to improve the interaction between librarians, faculty, attorneys, and other library users in academic, law firm, and government law libraries. The panelists will impart how organizations benefit from these programs and what elements are needed to implement a successful program. The presentations will be followed by guided roundtable discussions specific to the types of law library in order to explore the challenges and possibilities of launching an embedded librarian program.