I have just hit my year anniversary at a new Day Job(TM), and am further bullish on embedded librarianship. I think it is a power future for the profession and also provides real value to organizations. Knowledge workers continue to need support while completing their everyday work and any information/data system requires a champion/expert to help manage the informaton and the tool. Too often practioners are asked to manage the tools they use (or there is no overall management) and spend time managing/finding information where they should be making widgets (i.e. whatever their core function). Having a librarian on staff on help manage the tool and also free up principals to focus on their main duties. I had the chance to speak about being an embedded librarianin 2015 and would love to chance to to speak again on the topic.
I have a few new projects lined up in the New Year (more on that later) though in the meantime you can find me on the following services:
I can also be found via email at george (at) this domain dot com if you’re looking to contact me about a project etc. Happy New Year!