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The Library, DDHHS

What does a hospital library do?

Daniel McDonald

on 1 September 2014

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Transcript of The Library, DDHHS

What does a hospital library do?
generating a shared language
Library activity July 2010 - June 2014
If the library's searches contributed
2% to the income earned from each DRG,
only for the number of searches performed
against each DRG, it would have earned
$51713 / year = 1 FTE librarian
Library Stats :
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Client Name
Loans (ILL + Local)
Docs (All sources)
Library activity mapped against hospital workforce and service areas
= Illustration of collaboration
Grouped Stats under client, then coded each client:
Broad Position Type
Specific Position Type
Broad Service Area
Specific Area
The conclusion:
Mapping mediated information services to clinically-relevant schema articulates library activity with hospital activity - patient care by the hospital workforce in its service areas. Such a map illustrates the scope, depth, and context of the collaboration between a library and its hospital. It also helps generate a shared language for conducting meaningful conversations about valuing and expanding this collaboration.
Documents Supplied
Loans Supplied
Searches Conducted
= Language for a conversation
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