Award Report: Computer Equipment Upgrades, Maimonides Medical Center, Degenshein Memorial Library
In August 2009 the Degenshein Library’s proposal for an NNLM Small Project Award for “Computer Equipment Upgrades” was approved allowing our Library to purchase one new computer and two flat screen monitors. We were also awarded additional funding from another external source for another five new computers and nine flat screen monitors.
Once the new computers and flat screen monitors were installed the positive feedback
from customers was immediate. They finally had a library with state-of-the-art
equipment that was faster, more efficient, had more features/capabilities, and could
run larger programs. They were extremely pleased with the new flat screen monitors
that made reading easier and allowed for more work space. Less repairs also meant less
waiting time for an available computer.
Our Library’s public image as a modern learning center with upgraded equipment was greatly enhanced, and is an asset to physician recruitment when tours come through the Library. I would like to express my appreciation to the NNLM for this award. As our Library as well as so many others experience budget cuts and staff reductions the awards provided by the NNLM, now matter how large or small, enable us to maintain a level of service that would otherwise not have been possible or difficult.
Director of Medical Library Services
Maimonides Medical Center