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Librarianship: Embedded The Library As a Service, Not a Space by Holly M. Riccio of O'Melveny & Myers LLP Holly M. Riccio is the Northern California Library Manager for O'Melveny & Myers LLP. In addition to being responsible for the library, Holly is a member of the knowledge management team and leads the firm's Management Mastery Program, an internal leadership and professional development initiative for managers and supervisors. She can be contacted at What exactly is embedded librarianship? While it means many things to many people, the key element of embedded librarianship is to move librarians out of the traditional library setting, whether physically or virtually, and into a new framework for providing library services. It shifts the emphasis from reactively answering research requests in a vacuum to developing a unique understanding of what customers need and delivering proactive results. 8 AALL/ILTA White Paper

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