Urban or rural, the Midwest sparkles during the winter months. The twinkle of holiday lights in the city or the wink of stars over a chill landscape, both are a source of well-being and delight at this time of year.
A positive view of winter is good preparation for a positive outlook on the current economic state of affairs affecting health sciences and hospital libraries in GMR.
Economic conditions and their impact continue to be a focus for the GMR membership. At the GMR Town Hall meeting at the MC/MLA Conference in October 2009, our members were eager to participate in the development of a region-wide licensing consortium that the E-licensing Working Group of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) is pursuing. The Michigan Library Consortium may be able to provide a template as well as serve as an agent for consortial licensing by hospital and smaller academic libraries. (more…)