National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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Business of Healthcare

Class Details

In this webinar, we will explore the biggest financial stressors for hospitals in New England. When faced with inadequate compensation for medical care, how do hospital administrators decide which departments to eliminate? In New England, we know that hospital libraries are closing at a rapid rate. Is there anything librarians could be doing to better demonstrate their worth? After reviewing the harsh economic realities, we will hear ideas from librarians in the field.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jan 25, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Margot G. Malac..., Education and Outreach Specialist

Class Overview

NER Hospital Librarians is an intermittent webinar series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; Business of Healthcare; and How-To Create a Virtual Library. Each webinar is one-hour long.
Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction through WebEx. The session will begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion on the impact on library management, and conclude with 10 minutes for questions and answers. The sessions will be recorded.

  1. Increased awareness of NLM tools and resources for supporting hospital librarians.
  2. Increased confidence in using NLM tools and resources for managing hospital libraries.
  3. Improved ability to describe current trends affecting hospital libraries in the New England Region.