For immediate release | May 31, 2011

New from ACRL: Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction,” edited by Cassandra Kvenild and Kaijsa Calkins of the University of Wyoming. This collection of 16 insightful essays is the first book-length treatment of the growing embedded librarianship movement.

“Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction” showcases strategies for successfully embedding librarians and library services across higher education. By joining varied groups of patrons and assisting their research over the long haul, embedded librarians commit themselves to service in a very different way than they did in traditional one-shot bibliographic instruction. Case studies and reports on projects from a wide variety of institutional types and sizes demonstrate ways the embedded model helps academic librarians to become valuable collaborators, trusted instructors and partners in shaping curriculum and institutional goals beyond the boundaries of the library.

Featuring chapters on embedded librarianship in the first-year curriculum, learning management systems and residence halls, the work is essential reading for academic librarians, library educators, students and researchers.

“Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store, and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.