For immediate release | June 17, 2014

New from ACRL – 'The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook,” edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild.

“The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook” offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing tested approaches to embedded librarianship. Following the popular format of ACRL’s 2009 release “The Library Instruction Cookbook,” the book features 55 “recipes” sorted into categories related to working with a variety of instructional situations, audiences and levels of engagement. “The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook” provides librarians with a smorgasbord of approaches to embedding instruction and assessing these activities.

This volume builds on Calkins and Kvenild’s 2011 ACRL publication “Embedded Librarianship: Moving Beyond One-shot Instruction” and is essential for all instruction and liaison librarians working with any variety of emdedded librarianship as well as library and information science program professional collections.

“The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbookis available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Kathryn Deiss

Content Strategist