Don't Just Be Integrated: Be Integral

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A whitepaper based on our popular SLA 2018 Conference Hot Topics Panel Session

During our SLA Hot Topics Session, “Don’t Just Be Integrated, Be Integral”, the panelists focused on how special librarians can go beyond integration with organizational imperatives—and become integral to organizational success.

The path to success includes doing more with the tools you have, and the skills you’ve built. For many libraries and librarians, “doing more” means becoming “embedded”—and evolving beyond delivering subject matter expertise to becoming a truly critical organizational resource.

Our panelists shared their perspectives on fundamental issues, such as:

  • What are the characteristics of an embedded librarian?
  • What are the benefits and value of being embedded—to the organization, to the library, to the individual?
  • How can you communicate the value of being embedded to leaders and stakeholders?

This whitepaper presents information shared during the event, with valuable insights—including practical approaches to emulating an “aligned” strategy even when resources are limited.

…and don’t forget to read our whitepapers based on previous SLA Hot Topics sessions.

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