"The narrative of higher education frequently declares the library to be the “academic heart of the institution.” It’s not entirely clear in the lore whether the library purportedly at the heart of things academic refers only to a building and the portion of human knowledge contained within, or if it is generally recognized that there is a distinct heartbeat emanating from the activities of the professionals who curate, organize, and promote resources, and teach the ways of information-finding. I contend that to be an effective academic librarian is to be embedded in the life of one’s institution...."


liaison librarian, academic librarian, embedded librarian


Higher Education | Library and Information Science


Original Citation:

Morrow, D. (2016). Becoming a Liaison Librarian Embedded in Academia. College & Research Libraries News, 77(1), 38–39.