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embedded librarianship, nursing, focus groups


Embedded librarianship offers students, faculty, and librarians the opportunity to work closely together. After many years of collaborating with faculty partners and assisting students both inside the classroom and out, an embedded librarian in an undergraduate nursing research course sought the student perspective on having an embedded librarian.

In spring 2021, the research team scheduled focus groups to measure students’ perceptions of the embedded librarian’s impact on their research experience. Twenty-four students in five focus groups participated via Zoom. The group members met with students to capture firsthand accounts of their experiences.

This poster presentation will highlight students’ perceptions of the embedded librarian, including the impact on their learning outcomes, self-confidence, and overall experiences.  The poster and research findings will interest librarians who have considered an embedded role as well as those currently embedded who wish to garner similar feedback on their practice’s impact on student success.


This poster was presented at the 2022 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Rosemont, IL.



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