Advocacy for Medical Libraries. Kelly Rose LIS 600 UNC Greensboro October 23, 2013. The Issue: Survival.
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Advocacy for Medical Libraries
October 23, 2013
“The status of hospital librarians has concerned the Medical Library Association (MLA) for many years. As regulations, standards, and the economy have cycled through changes, hospital librarians have been challenged to demonstrate their value and avoid downsizing or closure of their libraries” (Thibodeau, 2009, p. 273).
“Advocacy. We need to constantly tell administrators that what we do is mission critical and essential to quality patient care and economically sound. Without this understanding, more administrators will continue to think that everything is available on the web or a librarian can be replaced with one database” (Ennis and Mitchell, 2010, p.160).
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