Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Word of the day

Today's word (OK, expression) is embedded librarian. Readers may recall the use of embedded journalists in the second Iraq war. Professor David Shumaker of the Catholic University of America is conducting a survey of embedded librarians, and you can find it at For the purposes of the survey, an embedded librarian is a librarian "who is regularly assigned to work with a community, team, or organizational unit and provide highly customized information services to that group."

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