Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and other Stakeholders*


For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Gwen Wilson <>.

Interested in strategies on building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This face-to-face class will discuss barriers to building partnerships and detailed plans to help overcome these obstacles. Learn some strategies that will help open opportunities for collaborative projects in both the academic and hospital settings. After four hours in a hands-on workshop you will walk away with an action plan that fits you. Target audience: Professionals new to health librarianship or starting a new job.

Learning Outcomes

- Develop detailed plans for building partnerships

- Refine strategies to start collaborative projects via these partnerships

- Recognize opportunities to develop partnerships


  • 1:00-1:15 Lay the groundwork for the class; Discuss why build partnerships; Mention correlation to embedded librarianship and advocacy
  • 1:15-1:25 Introductions; What is your goal (asking the participants)?
  • 1:25-1:45 Key Factors for Successful Partnerships
  • 1:45-2:05 What opportunities are there for building partnerships?  [instructional format: demonstration]
  • 2:05-2:35 Brainstorm and discuss opportunities for building partnerships at your institution. Part of action plan. [instructional format: small group activity]
  • 2:35-3:05 Introduce customizing messages to potential partners and establishing the message you want to get across; Show example elevator speeches [instructional format: lecture and demonstration]
  • 3:05-3:50 Have everyone spend some time writing down an elevator speech, then go around the table and get feedback. Part of action plan. [instructional format: hands-on activity] 15 minutes to work, break, then 15 minutes to share/discuss
  • 3:50-4:20 What are the barriers to building partnerships? Discuss strategies on how to address and work around barriers. Part of action plan: list barriers that are relevant to your situation and how you might address them. [instructional format: discussion and brainstorming]
  • 4:20-4:30 Sustaining partnerships: strategies to maintain partnerships [instructional format: lecture and discussion]
  • 4:30-4:45 Taking partnerships to the next level (collaborative projects) [instructional format: discussion and brainstorming]
  • 4:45-5:00 Wrap-up and questions

Facility Requirements

Have round tables for seating, Internet connection, laptop computer and projector

MLA CE Credits: 4