October is National Medical Librarian Month and NN/LM SE/A wants to celebrate your successes. We want to hear your personal stories, anecdotes, and victories advocating for your library. It is easy to get bogged down in numbers, figures, and algorithms, and miss that rich qualitative information that brings color to a monochrome spreadsheet.
Librarians have long been storytellers, so share your story about how you have been successful in advocating for your library. Have you “proven your worth” to an administrator? Tell us about it. Have you told people how important libraries are and changed someone’s behavior? Tell us about your experience. Or share someone else’s story. Medical libraries around the region are facing ever larger challenges and we need to work together by sharing our successful strategies to ensure a future for our profession and our institutions. Articles will be published on the NN/LM SE/A SEA Currents blog throughout the month of October.
Authors and subjects of articles will be entered into a competition for a $1000 travel scholarship to MLA 2012 in Seattle, WA. One scholarship will be awarded and will cover travel: flight, hotel, and per diems up to $1000.
We will accept stories until October 24, 2011. The winner will be announced on October 31, 2011.