On Thu, June 9, 2022, we hosted our Hospital Libraries Advisory Group Annual Meeting. The virtual meeting was limited to folks working in Region 7 to discuss the needs of hospital librarians in CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, and VT. Fifty-five people registered for the meeting, and fifty attended the live session. Thirty-six of the attendees participated in the breakout discussions on training ideas and the support needs of hospital librarians.
During the meeting, I re-introduced myself as the regional DOCLINE Coordinator. The Regions are responsible for opening and closing DOCLINE Library accounts and adding new users to existing DOCLINE Library accounts. Troubleshooting beyond these issues goes to the National Library of Medicine Help Desk.
The primary focus of our work at NNLM is to provide training in health information resources and funding for health information related technology and outreach programs. Our most worthwhile webinars come from the input input of hospital librarians. In December 2021, we hosted the webinar “Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know”, and the idea for that webinar came from a discussion with hospital librarians in Vermont and New Hampshire. In the breakout session, these topics emerged:
The first 30 minutes of the meeting was recorded. Please contact Margot Malachowski (link to email below) with comments and questions. Thank you!