The Embedded Librarian(s) at the National University of Singapore: The Journey Continues

By Wong Kah Wei and Magdeline Ng Tao Tao

This paper aims to share the current state of embedded librarianship at National University of Singapore (NUS). The embedded librarian initiative started since 2016 at NUS with surprising positive outcomes and movements. The first embedded librarian was offered a joint appointment with Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) and holds the position of Fellow. Her teaching portfolio has also expanded to include two micro-modules to teach Year Two students reading, questioning and searching skills. In addition to the first embedded librarian at RVRC detailed in this article, one more embedded librarian was introduced in 2018. A Science Resource Librarian was appointed as the Adjunct Instructor at NUS ALSET (Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology) Education Unit. Being an Adjunct Instructor, the librarian team-teaches two modules which includes inquiry and evaluation skills.
This article delineates the story of the embedded librarian at ALSET as well as details of the new micro-modules of the RVRC embedded librarian.