The Historian and the Librarian: Collaborating and Coordinating Embedded Librarianship in the Field of History

Your Name and Title: Raymond Pun, Research Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name: The New York Public Library

Co-Presenter Name(s): Elaine Carey, Associate Professor History and Chair of the Department at St. John's University

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Embedded Librarianship

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Academic, Public, Research Libraries and Librarians 

Short Session Description (one line): Embedded librarianship is an emerging and important approach that allows students, faculty and the academic community to fully engage with the librarian and fully utilize library's resources and services. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

In this session, the presenters will introduce the concept of embedded librarianship and discuss how they implemented this collaboration and bibliographic approach in a historical research seminar for graduates and undergraduates that was offered in the Library.

This was an intensive course that introduced students to bibliographic and scholarly research in a library, museum and archive. Students learned how to access information and shift through diverse forms of media and information; students also learned various research methods to assess and conduct research in special collections and archives. This collaborative project was funded by the Teagle Foundation and demonstrates that embedded librarianship played a crucial role in developing the course content as well as assisting students' research projects.  The presentation will demonstrate the type of library skills such as critical thinking that students gained and utilized through the course and how embedded librarianship strengthened these research skill sets. The two speakers will talk about the challenges, rewards and issues behind this course as a case study for embedded librarianship. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/3/138.full

Tags: 2.013Emerging, 2.013Evolving, 2.013LC, 2.013User

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