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Seizing the Power of Our Value Medical Library Association May 2 - 7, 2003 San Diego, CA Patricia L. Thibodeau, AHIP Duke University Medical Center Library.

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2 Seizing the Power of Our Value Medical Library Association May 2 - 7, 2003 San Diego, CA Patricia L. Thibodeau, AHIP Duke University Medical Center Library Durham, NC

3 Planning for the Future Prior and ongoing initiatives Distant horizon The immediate, hot issues

4 What You Told Me Exciting time for profession Information when & where its needed Technology brings resources to point of need New roles in evidence-based practice Partners in information management

5 Myths of the 21 st Century!

6 Enduring Values Value of libraries Intellectual freedom Equity of access Privacy Democracy

7 Extreme Librarians / Champions!

8 Our Power, Our Value Value to health care / institutional leaders Advocate our essential role in quality information Expand professional knowledge Explore new roles in biomedicine

9 Seizing the Power of Our Value

10 Advocate Our Value Recognize and promote our value to our institutions, the health care enterprise and society

11 Advocate Our Value Promote our value Provide tools to become advocates Develop new tools and resources for better compensation

12 Explore Expanded Roles

13 Advocate Critical Issues Publishing crisis Copyright law Healthcare financing legislation Patriot Act

14 Build Our Community Ensure our enduring value through recruitment and retention of todays and tomorrows librarians and leaders

15 Build Our Community Increase recruitment Identify the major issues and respond in a timely manner Engage members in community of practice Develop MLANET as a premier resource Conduct studies and explore new features of MLANET

16 Encourage Life Long Learning Ensure that we remain vital and responsive to our environment and that our value is recognized and sought well into the future by integrating new technical and content expertise into our traditional skills

17 Encourage Life Long Learning Strengthen and expand skills Develop new specialization programs and expertise Create Center of Research and Education (CORE) Promote technology-related skills and research

18 Create a Professional Knowledge Base Capture and share the value of our knowledge, experiences, and skills

19 Create a Professional Knowledge Base Promote research on best practices Study new models for roles and services Capture best practices Share and exchange collective knowledge and expertise

20 Embrace Global Networks Strengthen our value at the global level through diverse partnerships and international initiatives

21 Embrace Global Networks Define global partnerships and initiatives Recognize partnerships, programs, and opportunities Build bridges in biomedical information Advocate as collaborators and partners Monitor and respond to legislation

22 Librarians… Wield unfathomable power All-knowing and all- seeing Bring order to chaos Librarians rule!

23 MLA Priorities Seizing the Power of Our Value 1.Advocate Our Value 2.Build Our Community 3.Encourage Life Long Learning 4.Create a Professional Knowledge Base 5.Embrace Global Networks

24 Seizing The Power of Our Value Seizing The Power of Our Value Medical Library Association May 2 – 7, 2003


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