Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship

by Robb Mackes / 21 February 2014 / No Comments

Do you want to be where all the action is?  The role of the embedded librarian takes many forms – in higher education, community health organizations, support groups and businesses.  Embedded librarianship can include team teaching a course, becoming an important part of an annual health event, integrating library resources into a course curriculum or even becoming a part of a medical research team.  This MLA CE course will discuss best practices and tools for embedded librarianship. We will explore how to initiate a collaborative relationship with faculty, medical teams or community organizations, and also teach you how to partner with them for better outcomes. Participants will learn how to improve or build new relationships and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study. We will also learn how to use emerging technologies in embedded librarianship as communicative and collaborative tools.  Participants will earn 6 MLA-approved CE hours for completing this class.


Courtney Mlinar is the Head Librarian at Austin Community College Elgin campus.  She formerly worked as the Liaison Librarian for the Colleges of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine and Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She authors the Library Professional Development blog.  Courtney teaches online classes through the Library Juice Academy such as Embedded Librarianship.  She is a frequent presenter at conferences; recent presentations include “Medicine is Mobile”, “Mobile Apps for Higher Education”, “Creating an Information Literacy Badges Program in Blackboard: A Formative Program Evaluation”,Innovative Mobile Health Literacy Instruction” and “Information and Reference Services: What is the Best Model?”


Date:   Thursday, April 3, 2014, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:   Conference Room A, New Jersey Hospital Association, Princeton, NJ
Cost: HSLANJ Members – $40, All Others – $60
Registration: Please respond by Wednesday, March 26th.  Click here to download registration form.


8:00 AM to 8:30 AM: Registration and Networking with a continental breakfast
8:30 AM to 9:45 AM: HSLANJ 42nd Annual Business Meeting
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM: Break
10:00 AM to Noon: Embedded and Empowered, Part I
Noon to 1:00 PM: Lunch in the Garden Room
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Embedded and Empowered, Part II

Attendees are asked to park in the rear of the Education Center at NJHA, and are reminded that the entire NJHA campus is smoke-free.

HSLANJ graciously thanks the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, for their support of this continuing education class.

This program is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.