Embedding Library Services in an Engineering Research Group
Lamb, Kirsten https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6504-3202
Tumelty, Niamh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9894-6034
For three months in early 2017 a member of the Department of Engineering Library team worked alongside a research group as their personal Embedded Librarian (EL), piloting a novel service and conducting Action Research on what such a role might look like. Using qualitative research methods, the Library team investigated how researchers perceive library services and their own work, while at the same time exploring the potential for new services and training opportunities.
Embedded librarian, Action Research, Liaison librarian, Research support
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge and the Cambridge University Library