I still follow a blog by the “research whisperer” from my MBA days. He has written recently about his experience rotating around, working in all the different faculties within his Uni (you can read this here).
His comments about
- the importance of corridor conversations,
- the value in making connections rather than directed purposeful meetings, and
- how embedding himself helped him to truly understand the different needs of the departments,
really struck a chord with me.
So… could you do something similar? Learn more about what your departments really need from their Knowledge Systems by embedding yourself amongst them? I know it is terribly comfortable at your own desk, but digital samurai such as yourselves should be able to move around with a minimum of fuss?
Anyone already done this? Let me know how it went in the comments.
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Thanks for picking this up. I hadn’t thought about this being useful for other people, but I’ve also had comments from embedded librarians and teaching advisors. I hope that it proves useful for your lawyers.
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