Technology Improvement: Instructional Technology Upgrade
Eleven Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health libraries reorganized at the end of 2014 to provide a system-wide library service. Eight staffed libraries will be providing services as one team to all Providence and Swedish facilities in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. This will mean serving 73,000 employees at 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 14 supportive housing locations. To support its users (medical and nursing staff and system employees) the Libraries are developing a training plan involving in-person presentations, creation of in-house instructional screencasts and online seminars. This project will purchase laptops, screencasting software and online instruction software, and will introduce library resources, library services and information literacy to even the most remote Providence and Swedish outposts through creative use of technology ? laptops for in-person presentations, screencasting software for creation of tutorials, and conferencing/online instruction software for live instructional webinars. The intended outcome is equitable access to library resources across all Providence and Swedish regions and facilities, and greater familiarity with library resources and services by medical and nursing staff, and employees across the Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health regions.