Reece Dano Embedded librarianship part 1: Aligning with organisational strategy to transform information into knowledge [ABSTRACT]
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Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

By Reece Dano, Gretchen McNeely

Abstract

Embedded librarianship is taking hold in many organisations providing information professionals with the chance to show the value they can add by transforming information into knowledge through strategic alignment. In Part 1 of a two-part series on embedded librarianship, Reece Dano and Gretchen McNeely describe the embedded services workflow and show the benefits, for both the organisation and the information professional, of this way of working.

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Embedded librarianship is taking hold in many organisations providing information professionals with the chance to show the value they can add by transforming information into knowledge through strategic alignment. In Part 1 of a two-part series on embedded librarianship, Reece Dano and Gretchen McNeely describe the embedded services workflow and show the benefits, for both the organisation and the information professional, of this way of working.

What's Inside:

Embedded services take place in a wide variety of organisations. However, the process of responding to requests and providing deliverables within any context harbours a fairly predictable workflow, despite the always-changing milieu of the embedded librarian. The six steps that apply to the embedded services workflow are: understand the context; understand the ‘who’; align with strategies; discover the gaps; convert information into knowledge; maintain and integrate.

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