David Shumaker has served as Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, since August 2006.
Dave's teaching interests include the present and future roles of librarians in society, the management of libraries and information services, marketing, information systems, and library public services. His research and writing explore the changing roles of librarians in organizations of all types. He and his co-investigator, Mary Talley, were awarded the 2007 Special Libraries Association Research Grant for their project, "Models of Embedded Librarianship." The final report of the project is available on the SLA website, and related articles have been published in Library Journal, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and Information Outlook. Dave is a frequent speaker and panelist on embedded librarianship. He is the author of the book The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It's Needed (Information Today, 2012) and blogs at www.embeddedlibrarian.com .