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Region 7 Update February 6th, 2023
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Advocacy for Hospital Libraries

Posted by on January 6th, 2023 Posted in: Communities of Interest
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Image of justice scalesHere’s a reminder that the Medical Library Association (MLA) Hospital Library Caucus created an advocacy libguide to assist new and seasoned hospital librarians. Thanks to Brian Baker for letting Caucus members know in the latest issue of MLA’s Network News that the libguide subscription was renewed.

Access to the advocacy libguide does not require MLA membership. Featured tabs are: Standards of Practice; New Hospital Librarians Resources; Advocacy Toolkit; and Guidance for Healthcare Administrators.

The Advocacy Toolkit tab is information-rich.

Library as Hub/Library as Place. Located under this tab are books, articles, and websites for physical and virtual libraries, space utilization and floor plans, and disaster planning (including post-pandemic planning).

Dazzling Stakeholders. This tab includes books, articles, and websites for business skills, clinical librarianship, evaluation/assessment, leadership, and proving your worth.

Excellence in Librarianship. Located under this tab are books, articles, and websites for evidence-based practice and research, information management, and health information professionalism (including diversity and inclusion).

Kudos to the Hospital Library Caucus for creating this libguide!

URL: https://mlanet.libguides.com/advocacy/home

Last call for NNLM Webinar: The History of the Rochester Study

On January 12th, we are hosting an online discussion about the history of the Rochester Study. In 1990-1991, hospital librarians in Rochester, NY developed a research project to explore the impact of library services on clinical decision making. This became known as “The Rochester Study.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) decided to replicate the study in the early 2000’s.

Join us for a discussion of three journal articles about these studies. Please read the articles prior to the discussion. We will give background information and a summary of key points. Attendees will be encouraged to offer comments on the relevance of these studies to today’s environment and offer ideas for future studies on the impact of hospital libraries on patient care. Please register at this link.

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