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Patient Safety: Librarian as Advocate

These materials, based on the Patient Safety Resource Seminar, are geared for libraries wanting to take a more active role in patient safety in their institution.



  • Librarians Improving Health Care: Making a Difference (98 kb, rev: May 22, 2013)
    • Presented to the Indiana Health Sciences Library Association on April 9, 2013
    • Selected articles highlighting librarian successes in improving the safety of healthcare
  • Making a Difference in Health Care: Patient Safety, a Global Issue with National and International Solutions
  • Patient Safety: Librarian as Advocate (305 kb, rev: Jun 26, 2009)
    • Ten minute presentation highlighting the different areas in which the library may become involved in patient safety
    • Originally presented at the MLA Midwest/Midcontinental Chapter Joint Meeting, October 14, 2007; Updated 2009
    • Presentation Script (175 kb, rev: Jan 15, 2010)
      Includes agenda, script notes and presentation bibliography. Script notes are also included on the PowerPoint slides.
  • Patient Safety: Physicians and Librarians - Partners in Change (879 kb, rev: Nov 4, 2013)
    • Presented to the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) on October 31, 2013.
    • Bibliography (35 kb, rev: Nov 4, 2013)

More Information

Contact: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region.