Presentation on theme: "“Your efficiency astounds me, always” Geoffrey Metz, Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne Director of Medical Education, Epworth HealthCare The."— Presentation transcript:
“Your efficiency astounds me, always” Geoffrey Metz, Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne Director of Medical Education, Epworth HealthCare The secrets of an invaluable Library 1 Susie Moreton Library Manager, Epworth HealthCare Library HLI Conference 2013
Overview 2 Setting the scene Librarians are great Can you do that? We need to get you involved! Think about.....
Setting the scene 12 Traditional Library Services What do our patrons want? Give it to them! Progress corporate strategic plan Realign as a Corporate Service New Library in Education space Clinical Education Collection Non-traditional services Where is opportunity add value? Get out into hospital and see what needs to be done
Librarians are great! 13 We do our job very well Not all patrons are created equal - identify key stakeholders and provide premium lib services We are seen as technology/web experts – use this to integrate New library is a learning space – food, drink, noise, circulation – no barriers. Align with strategic plan
Can you do that? 14 We do extra things Purchase coordination Clearinghouse Negotiations w suppliers Database evaluation for Advisory Committees Use knowledge mgt and infrastructure to help other depts. clinical skills equipment on ILMS libguides as dept homepages
16 “We need to get you involved…” Design of intranet – information architecture advice Epworth Community of Health Educators founding member Education Advisory Committee member Development of LMS Support of authors writing hospital/dept histories
Think about…… 17 Provide the services they want, nothing they don’t want. Work outside the library – who can say no to a problem solver? What you do well and where it is needed in your organisation? No experience is lost Get the feel of the organisation – what works?
Bask in the love…… 18 Just a quick email to commend you on Discovery Gateway. It is a truly innovative and fantastic resource. Dr Emma Cohen, Research Fellow So we can just hook into your system – that’s great! Tess Vawser, Director Clinical Education and Simulation. I am really impressed with your body of knowledge; our problem will be solved with your systems. Tom Hallahan, Simulation Coordinator Dear Susie, you are our hero! Thankyou so much for all the research you have done for us. This would have taken me weeks and I still wouldn’t have the quality of research papers you have found. Thank you so much Lisa Rodgers, NUM