Though the concept of the embedded librarian is not a new one, it still can draw looks of bewilderment or disbelief in faculty and librarians alike. Librarians may ask: Should I embed in a class? How do I go about it? How can I convince faculty to buy into the concept? Many faculty members have never heard the phrase at all. However, if you are looking to clear the fog around this interesting and important concept in library services, Michelle Reale’s book is a coherent and well-organized discussion of the various aspects of embedded librarianship reinforced with details of her personal experiences as well as lists of practical strategies.
Kelli Johnson, review of Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom, by Michelle Reale. College & Research Libraries 77, no. 6 (2016):555-556; doi:10.5860/crl.77.4.555