Librarianship is changing, and has to change. Librarians need to master new technologies for managing and delivering information; engage with knowledge and information and moving beyond one-shot instruction. It is essential to establish new relationships with information users and the community in which we practice. The name given to this change is ‘Embedded librarianship’ (Shumaker, 2012).
In order to investigate the Embedded Librarianship model at the University of Pretoria Library Services (UPLS), a one day seminar was organised. This seminar consisted of vibrant, 10-minute Show & Tell sessions, provides excellent opportunites for a number of librarians to share their best practices, experience and ideas on this thrilling topic.
The programme addressed embedded librarianship in context of the following focus areas: information literacy; embedded projects and research support.
Papers presented at the Embedded Librarianship seminar, Auditorium, Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, 31 October 2012