Author: David Shumaker
Softcover: 978-1-57387-452-6, $49.50
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Imprint: Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2012
“Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of “embedded librarianship”—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise. David Shumaker looks at implementations in all types of organizations, identifies the characteristics of successful embedded librarians, and explains how information professionals in public, academic, school, medical, law, and other specialized library settings are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance their work and careers…
In addition, its wealth of practical coverage and analysis, case studies, templates, and exercises make the book an invaluable resource for library school students, practicing librarians who wonder if an embedded role is right for them, and current embedded librarians who want to be ready for new opportunities in this exciting area of library work.”
“This is a ‘must read’ for every librarian. Shumaker offers a compelling vision of the future, one in which all librarians embrace embedded librarianship and become partners and collaborators in our various communities.”
—Maureen Sullivan, president, American Library Association
“Embedded librarianship is rapidly emerging as the defining role of special librarians, and David Shumaker’s seminal work is just the roadmap we need to understand this important new opportunity for information professionals.”
—Kim Dority, author, Rethinking Information Work
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.