The HLAG (Hospital Library Advisory Group) held a meeting to discuss several issues pertaining to hospital libraries as well as to receive updates from individual KM (Knowledge Management) pilot projects taking place in the region.
For issues, HLAG members provided comments on the feasibility of regional consortial purchasing as well as on the limited role the NER could play. The group also discussed suggestions on developing a future program to showcase KM pilot projects.
As for project updates, the group heard from Anne Fladger, who is currently funded project for the Rehabilitation Services Department at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Anne is working on a project to digitize the “standards of care” for the Rehab Services Department.
Gary Strubel from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington filled us in on a current project to completely transform the library function into a knowledge services center. Gary will continue to look out for additional opportunities to help the library through its transition to a knowledge services center.
And finally, Dina McKelvy from Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, filled us in on a current project to create a repository of academic, research-oriented materials for the Sports Medicine Department. Dina will do a lightning presentation at NAHSL’12 later this October, and is preparing to work on a poster to be presented at MLA’13 next May.
Please stay tuned for more updates down the road!