AALL Conference Report: Embedded Librarians

By , August 2, 2012 10:16 am

by Anna L. Endter

2012 LLOPS Grant Recipient

I received a LLOPS Chapter Registration Grant and attended my first AALL Conference in Boston this July.  I’m a (very) recent graduate from the Law Librarianship program at the University of Washington and was excited to experience a few days of all things law librarian.  The Conference turned out to be a great combination of interesting programming, networking opportunities and a chance to talk with vendors about their products.  I am looking forward to 2013 in Seattle, and I hear that a few other people from the Conference are excited about coming to our city next year, too.

One of the sessions I attended was called “Embedding Librarians to Add Value to Your Institution.”  I chose this program because it seems like I keep coming across blog posts, articles, etc. about embedded librarianship and how this model can be applied to law librarians, particularly those in private law firms.  I was interested to hear how embedding librarians can be used as a strategy for strengthening and re-focusing a library’s place within an organization and showing added value.

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