Resources for Embedded Librarianship


Daugherty, A. L., & Russo, M. F. (Eds.). (2013). Embedded Librarianship: What every academic librarian should know. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Kvenild, C., & Calkins, K. (Eds.). (2011). Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
Shumaker, D. (2012). The embedded librarian: Innovative strategies for taking knowledge where it’s needed. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started June 17, 2013 Mr. Library Dude Joe Hardenbrook.
The Embedded Librarian. David Shumaker.


Carlson, J., & Kneale, R. (2011). Embedded librarianship in the research context. College & Research Libraries News, 72(3), 167-170.

Cooper, I. D., & Crum, J. A. (2013). New activities and changing roles of health sciences librarians: a systematic review, 1990-2012. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 268-277. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.008

Edwards, M. E., & Black, E. W. (2012). Contemporary instructor-librarian collaboration: A case study of an online embedded librarian implementation. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 6(3/4), 284-311. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2012.705690

Federer, L. (2013). The librarian as research informationist: a case study. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 298-302. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.011

Freiburger, G., & Kramer, S. (2009). Embedded librarians: one library's model for decentralized service. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(2), 139-142. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.2.013

Greyson, D., Surette, S., Dennett, L., & Chatterley, T. (2013). "You're just one of the group when you're embedded": report from a mixed-method investigation of the research-embedded health librarian experience. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 287-297. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.010

Guillot, L., Stahr, B., & Meeker, B. (2010). Nursing faculty collaborate with embedded librarians to serve online graduate students in a consortium setting. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 4(1/2), 53-62. doi:10.1080/15332901003666951

Kealey, S. (2011). Continual evolution: The experience over three semesters of a librarian embedded in an online evidence-based medicine course for physician assistant students. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 30(4), 411-425. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2011.609046

Kean, E. B. (2013). Assessment and impact of a new role as an embedded librarian in nursing online journal clubs. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 335-338. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.018

Konieczny, A. (2010). Experiences as an embedded librarian in online courses. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(1), 47-57. doi: 10.1080/02763860903485084

Kumar, S., Wu, L., & Reynolds, R. (2014). Embedded librarian within an online health informatics graduate research course: a case study. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 33(1), 51-59. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2014.866485

Kvenild, C (2012). The future of embedded librarianship: Best practices and opportunities. Retrieved from

McCulley, C., & Jones, M. (2014). Fostering RN-to-BSN students' confidence in searching online for scholarly information on evidence-based practice. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(1), 22-27. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20131223-01

Norelli, B.P. (Spring 2010). Embedded librarianship, inside out. Public Service Quarterly, 6(2-3), 69-74

Putnam, J., Faltermeier, D., Riggs, C. J., Pulcher, K., & Kitts, R. (2011). Conquering evidence-based practice using an embedded librarian and online search tool. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(1), 60. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20101220-03

Sullo, E., Harrod, T., Butera, G., & Gomes, A. (2012). Rethinking library service to distance education students: Analyzing the embedded librarian model. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 31(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2012.641822

Wu, L., Betts, V. T., Jacob, S., Nollan, R., & Norris, T. (2013). Making meaningful connections: Evaluating an embedded librarian pilot project to improve nursing scholarly writing. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 323-326. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.016

Wu, L., & Mi, M. (2013). Sustaining librarian vitality: Embedded librarianship model for health sciences libraries. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 32(3), 257-265. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2013.806860