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Survey of Librarians Supporting Clinical Care

Dear Colleagues,

I’ve been working on this FEDLINK interagency group to identify and explore current & new roles that we librarians might move into, re-invent ourselves to participate in, or in some of our cases—identify roles that we are already performing that aren’t usually thought of as librarian territory.

I’m asking you to take a bit of time and give your thoughtful responses to our survey.  The results will provide evidence, for our both our continued existence as well as point us toward newer, 21st century roles and jobs.  Please forward it to any medical, clinical, or patient/health education librarians you know as well.

Hearty Thanks!

Elaine Alligood, MLS

Informationista & Chief Library Service

VA Boston Healthcare System



The Library of Congress FEDLINK invites you to participate in a survey that explores the roles library and information science (LIS) professionals are undertaking to support clinical care.  This survey will also ask you about the partnerships you have created and work within to support clinical care and its practitioners.

This is the first of three studies that the Library of Congress FEDLINK is conducting to learn about the ways LIS professionals are involved with health information.  Future surveys will focus on LIS professionals who support public health and their contributions to reducing the cost of care and other cost efficiencies for their organizations.

We hope you will help us by completing this survey.  It will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time.

To complete the survey please go to:
The survey will be open until February 22, 2013.

The results will be used to promote the emerging roles LIS professionals have taken on. Additionally, we plan to use the findings to inform our education, training, and programming.

If you have any questions, you may contact Jamie Stevenson, at or 202-707-4852.

Jamie Stevenson, MPH

Principal Investigator

Library of Congress | FEDLINK

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