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Meet the Instructors of Our New Webinar: Running Your Hospital Library Like a Business

Meet the instructors who will lend their professional knowledge and experience to the 4 sessions of this class.  Each presenter has written a very brief bio about who they are.

May 31, Session 1 / Michelle Burda

A Paradigm Shift:  Asking “Why” Before Saying “Yes”

As the NN/LM Network and Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region, Michelle’s position allows her the opportunity to see first-hand the challenges that hospital librarians face  in the current healthcare market.  Michelle has worked in small community hospitals and in a large academic urban hospital in both clinical services and consumer health, as well as a faculty medical reference librarian.  With more than 30 years of experience in the hospital environment, she has seen the many changes in healthcare.

June 7, Session 2 / Joy Harriman

Writing a Business Plan

Joy has worked for over 20 years in the health care industry as a medical librarian as well as in marketing, training, and research.  She is currently the Medical Librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT.  She was formerly the Director of the Medical Library at the Mobile Infirmary, in Mobile, AL, and a consultant with Right Management Consultants, Inc.  Harriman’s book, Creating Your Library’s Business Plan:  A How-To-Do-It Manual was published March 2008.  A second book, Health Care in Mobile:  An Oral History of the 1940s was published in September 2011.

June 14, Session 3 / Barbara Epstein

The Art of Negotiation

Barbara is Director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and of the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region.  Previous positions included Director of a psychiatric hospital library, and high school librarian in an urban school district.  Her career has depended on successful negotiation with administrators, staff, students, vendors and peers.  Barbara is an experienced instructor and presenter and has held offices in several organizations, including MLA and AAHSL

June 21, Session 4 / Helen-Ann Brown and Claire Joseph

Proving Your Worth / Adding to Your Value

Helen-Ann is a champion for hospital librarians.  Her clinical librarianship brings the hospital library to the bedside directly contributing to improving health.  Her professorship at the Pratt School of Library and Information Science in the Health Information Concentration inspires future hospital librarians that they can make a difference in patient care, educating the healthcare team and research.

Claire Joseph is a solo librarian at a 435-bed teaching community hospital on Long Island’s south shore.  Claire is committed to working for the survival of hospital librarians.  As Chair of MLA’s Hospital Libraries Section (2012-2013), Claire’s mission is to work with HLS to create a plan to aggressively support its membership in its ongoing fight to survive.  Claire will offer real-life strategies, based on her over 30 years of experience, that hospital librarians can use to proactively prove their worth to their administrators.

Beginning May 31 running four successive Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)

Participants in this series of programs will further develop their library business skills.

Members of NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region will be given first priority. Those outside of the NJ,NY,DE and PA region will be put on a special waitlist.

**Registration: Register < http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2255> No cost
Deadline: May 28, 2013 **

Sponsored by   Middle Atlantic Region

Additional questions:  Michelle Burda  / mburda@pitt.edu / (412) 624-1589

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