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Hospital Administrator
Happy Hospital
155 Librarian Way
Librarian, WA 98115

Dear Add Administrator’s Name Here:

October is Medical Librarians Month and I would like to acknowledge your institution’s investment in your hospital librarian and library.

Research studies suggest professionally led library services have an impact on health outcomes for patients and may lead to time savings for health care professionals.* Services provided by your hospital librarian contribute to:

  • Evidence-based clinical practice
  • Patient and family education
  • Risk management
  • Staff education and development
  • Market research and competitive intelligence

 

Your hospital library is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), a program sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. The Network shares expertise and resources, resulting in increased access to information for your health care professionals. Through the Network, funding is made available to hospital libraries for innovations that contribute to quality care, patient safety, and informed decisions.

On behalf of the NN/LM in the Pacific Northwest Region, I would like to underscore the return on investment you are receiving from the services of your hospital librarian and library.  Congratulations on providing continued support as part of your health care team.

Sincerely,

 

Neil Rambo
Acting Director
Health Sciences Libraries and
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
Acting Associate Dean, University Libraries
University of Washington

*Weightman AL, Williamson J. The value and impact of information provided through library services for patient care: a systematic review. Health Info Libr J 2005;22(1):4-25