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Beyond the SE/A

Date: February 15, 2012 - link to recording of presentation

Topic: The Changing Hospital Library Environment: New Roles for the Librarian

The Healthcare environment continues to experience rapid change affecting hospitals and hospital libraries.  Some of the things happening are outside the control of the Librarian but have big impacts on the Library and the Library Staff.  Some libraries/librarians are disappearing; others are adapting to these outside changes.  If you are one of those affected by these changes, what can you do?  This Webinar will look at some of the options available to you and will offer advice on how to re-frame your thinking, leverage your information knowledge skills, update your professional  ID/Brand, and offer examples of what others are doing to succeed in this turbulent environment.

Presenter: Sybil Bullock, MLIS, EdS, has had a full career as a Federal Librarian in medical, scientific, and technical libraries/scientific information centers.  Upon early retirement, she chose a new career track:  Teaching at the University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS), Tuscaloosa, Alabama as well as establishing a Library Consultant Business.

At SLIS she teaches courses in Scientific, Technical and Medical Information Resources, Special Libraries, Records Management, and Project Manager.  Additionally, she is the Intern Coordinator and places students in Intern positions world-wide.  She is currently working on a research project for the Director looking at establishing an international program for SLIS students.

In her  Consultant Business, she has recently completed consulting work for two urban hospitals in the Birmingham area resulting in the hiring of two medical librarians.  She has also completed consulting work for a law firm in California regarding federal scientific and technical information flow.  In addition to teaching and consulting, she  works as a part-time medical research librarian (primarily virtual) for two urban and two rural hospitals in the Birmingham area.

List of previously presented web conferences on subjects such as marketing your library and NN/LM updates.