EMBEDDED LIBRARIANSHIP: NEW ROLES IN MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIES
Ma. Lindie D. Masalinto1, Alma Mila Prosperoso2
There are new emerging challenges for librarians in the transformed information landscape. It is when medical and allied sciences libraries are moving towards providing more specialized, customized, and personalized services to meet changing needs and demands of their stakeholders to accomplish their goals of learning, providing health professions education and efficient patient care. The study aims to identify and embrace many forms and degrees of librarianship embeddedness among selected medical and health librarians in the Philippines.
The researchers used descriptive survey method to determine the level of embedded librarianship based on the “Proposed Fivelevel Model” within the context of medical and health sciences libraries. It includes describing their different roles, knowledge, and skills that are desirable for health sciences librarians working as embedded librarians. Keywords: embedded librarianship; embedded librarians; health sciences librarians; health sciences libraries; medical libraries