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Embedded Librarian

The term embedded librarian describes a variety of service models in a variety of organizational settings. Embedded librarian service models often include an academic librarian who participates in an academic course on an ongoing basis, teaching information literacy skills. These courses often hold assignments that serve both the learning goals of the course and extensive knowledge of library resources. The role focuses on providing services to user groups away from the physical library, so that they can work more closely with the members of those groups [16]. Similarly, an Informationist is best known as a medical or health sciences librarian who also has a subject-specific background in a biomedical discipline that serves as part of a clinical or biomedical research team.