Award Report: Orientation, Training Folders and Tabs at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY, an NN/LM member, provides extensive resources on it’s library website to the physicians, nurses and staff. Training on the library website and resources is provided through new staff orientation and in-services. Previously, there was not a good tool for users to be able to find help utilizing resources on the library website. A pocket folder had been provided with information in the pockets, but the information sheets kept falling out and there was no organization to the resource sheets.
Through the Micro Awards Grant that St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Library received from NNLM for Orientation and Training Folders and Tabs, the library was able to purchase clear front color folders and tabs to organize information and resources. The project goal was to provide organized and easy to use folders that could not only be used for training, but could also be utilized at any time for information on accessing any of the resources on the library website. The tabs in the folder mirrored the tabs on the website, allowing users to correlate the resource information sheets with the actual resources. They could then easily find information on resources such as PubMed, LinkOut and Loansome Doc under the tab in the folder that matched the section on the website. Different colors of folders were used for the varying types of users, blue for physicians, red for nurses and black for clinical staff, so that resources relating to each type of user could be placed in the color coded folder.
There were 225 folders that were use for a period of five months with positive feedback on their utilization. The number of users accessing the library website increased 10% from the prior five months. The results and usage have been encouraging and have helped provide justification to continue the project of purchasing the folders with tabs and correlating information on resources with those on the library website.
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
70 Dubois St.
Newburgh, NY 12550