Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities. An update for 2021*

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In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of Covid-19, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library's resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing. Additionally, we will discuss quality initiatives that can be undertaken to improve processes, reduce costs, and boost value of the library's services.

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Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • present ideas for hospital libraries to continue to stay relevant in 2021 and beyond
    • raise awareness of new tools and methods to approach hospital librarianship
    • stimulate an ongoing dialogue among hospital librarians and staff to continue to evolve their services and structure


40-45 minutes of presentation

15-20 minutes of Q&A/discussion


MLA CE Credits: 1