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Liaison librarians being embedded : a future model of librarianship?

  • As technology advances, the services offered by libraries and the roles of librarians continue being reconsidered. This paper describes the traditional model and development of liaison and embedded librarians, examines the online visibility of liaison librarians and their services in an embedded sense, especially regarding instruction, of selected Canadian Academic Libraries, and provides a short view to German libraries and their subject librarians. It has been shown that even if not clearly a development of liaison librarians to certain embedment is emphasized for each library, it at least evolves to a usercentered approach and a preference to stronger collaborations. The selected libraries seek to broaden their scope of partnerships. In which deepness it is realized, lastly depends on the willingness of both participators and capacities. Libraries have stated their flexibility in various ways and are ready to step in at the point of need. The one closest to embedded services is the instruction of information literacy as its effectiveness requests a longer relationship in order to flourish. Nevertheless research support in Health Sciences obviously has become an integral part.

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Author:Nina Jansen
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of first Publication:2017
Date of final exam:2017/03/20
First Referee:Hermann Rösch
Advisor:Inka Tappenbeck
Degree Program:Bibliothekswissenschaft
Page Number:152
Tag:collaboration; outreach; teaching support; visibility
GND Keyword:Embedded librarian; Informationskompetenz
Institutes:Institut für Informationswissenschaft der TH Köln
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen