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Embedded and Empowered:
Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014

Time: 9:00am to 4:15pm

Location: CLRC Training Room

Cost: $25.00 for CLRC/NY3Rs Members; $39.00 for Non-Members (includes lunch)

Presenter: Courtney Mlinar, Austin Community College

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Course Description

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 member of a medical research team. This 6 hour face to face 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 technology tools in embedded librarianship for communication and collaboration. Participants will share and brainstorm ideas to empower embedded librarianship within our organizations.


This class is appropriate for any type of librarian working in a teaching or outreach capacity in both medical and non-medical settings.

Lodging Information

For our out of town guests, CLRC has reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Plus, Carrier Circle, just minutes from CLRC! The negotiated rate of only $82 (including hot breakfast buffet) will be valid until July 23. Please mention “CNY Library” when making your reservation.



Time Item
8:45am – 9:00am Introduction: Facilitator and participants brief biographies, background, interest and experience in EBP; personal objectives for the course
Part 1
9:00am – 10:00am Lecture: Best Practices
10:00am – 11:00am Group Discussion and SWOT Analysis
11:00am – 11:15am BREAK
Part 2:
11:15am – 12:15pm Activity: SWOT reports and worksheets
12:15pm – 1:00pm LUNCH
Part 2 (cont.):
1:00pm – 1:45pm Activity: simulation and role playing
Part 3
1:45pm – 3:15pm Plan for action and assessment
3:15pm – 3:30pm Part 4
3:30pm – 4:00pm Conclusion: Summary and evaluation (15 minutes)

This class is worth 6 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association.


About the presenter

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”.

Note: This class is valued at $187.50 per person. CLRC is offering this class to its members and members of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. at a rate of $25 per person. This is a discount of more than 85%!

This class is eligible for car pool reimbursement. See CLRC’s car pool policy for details.


See CLRC’s Registration Policy for additional details on registration, cancellation, and refunds.


This workshop has been funded in part with Federal funds awarded to the Central New York Library Resources Council 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.
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