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This service is free to network members in the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA). To order, send email request to:

Administration / Management

ALA-APA Salary Survey: A Survey of Public and Academic Library Positions Requiring an ALA-Accredited Master's Degree. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2006.

Anderson, Rick. Buying and contracting for Resources and Services: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Bandy, Margaret M. and Dudden, Rosalind F. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. 2nd Edition. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011.

Brettle, Alison and Urquhart, Christine. Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals. London, UK: Facet Publishing, 2012.

Cleveland, Ana D. Health Informatics for Medical Librarians. New York, NY: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc. 2009.

Ennis, Lisa A. The Accidental Health Sciences Librarian. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2010.

Forsman, Rick B. Administration and Management in Health Sciences Libraries. Volume 8, Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2000.
Grant Tips. Silver Spring, MD: CD Publications, 2000.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. 2001 Compensation and Benefits Survey. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2002.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. 2005 Salary Survey. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2005.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. Study to Assess the Compensation and Skills of Medical Library Professionals vs. Information Technology Professionals. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2000.

Holst, Ruth, ed. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2000.

Horton, Valeria and Pronevitz, Greg. Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2015.

Kane, Laura Townsend. Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library & Information Science. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011.

Krug, Steve. Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders Publishing, 2000.

Lakser, Roz Diane and Guidry, John A. Engaging the Community in Decision Making: Case Studies Tracking Participation, Voice and Influence. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009.

Nelson, Sandra. The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2001.

Schott, Michael J. Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change. New York, NY: The Haworth Information Press, 2005.

Zipperer, Lorri, Ed. Knowledge Management in Healthcare.Surrey, England: Gower Publishing, 2014.

Advocacy / Marketing

Dempsey, Kathy The Accidental Library Marketer. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2009.

Gleason, Ann Whitney. Mobile Technologies for Every Library. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Glitz, Beryl. Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1998.

Grantsmanship Center. Program Planning & Proposal Writing, The Process of Program Evaluation, and Proposal Checklist and Evaluation Form. Los Angeles, CA: The Grantsmanship Center.

King, David Lee. Managing Your Library's Social Media Channels. Library Technology Reports Vol. 51, No. 1. American Library Association, 2015.

Matthews, Joseph R. The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

McKnight, Michelynn. The Agile Librarian's Guide to Thriving in Any Institution. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010.

Mortell, Michael and Hansen-Turton, Tine. Making Strategy Count in the Health and Human Services Sector. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC, 2014.

Seiss, Judith. The Visible Librarian: Asserting Your Value Through Marketing and Advocacy. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2003.

Thomsett-Scott, Beth C., Ed. Marketing with Social Media. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2014.

Walters, Suzanne. Library Marketing That Works! New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Consumer Health

Baker, Lynda M and Manbeck, Virginia. Consumer Health Information for Public Librarians. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2002.

Barclay, Donald A. and Halsted, Deborah D. The Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2001.

Goldsmith, Francisca. Libraries and the Affordable Care Act. Chicago, IL. American Library Association, 2015.

Longe, Mary E. and Thomas, Karen. Consumer Health Resource Centers: A Guide to Successful Planning and Implementation. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Publishing, Inc., 1998.

Partnership for Clear Health Communication. Improving Clear Health Communication with Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Patients' Good Health. Program Implementation Guide for Care and Information Providers. St. Louis, MO: The Clear Health Communication Team, 2003.

Spatz, Michele. Answering Consumer Health Questions: The Medical Library Association's Guide for Reference Librarian. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Copyright / Licensing / Resource Sharing

Bielefield, Arlene and Cheeseman, Lawrence. Interpreting and Negotiating Licensing Agreements. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 1999.

Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2000.

Croft, Janet Brennan. Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2004.

Harris, Lesley Ellen. Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2002.

Hilyer, Lee Andrew. Interlibrary loan and document delivery: best practices for operating and managing interlibrary loan services in all libraries. New York, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2006.

Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2004.

Data Management

Hey, Tony, Ed. The Fourth Paradigm. Date-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Research, 2009.

Krier, Laura and Strasser, Carly A. Data Management for Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2014.

Full Text, Open Access:
Johnston, Lisa R. Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository (Vol. 1). ACRL, 2017 (PDF).

Johnston, Lisa R. Curating Research Data: Handbook of Current Practice (Vol, 2). ACRL, 2017 (PDF).

Disaster Response

Halsted, Deborah E., Clifton, Shari and Wilson, Daniel T. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman, 2014.

Institute of Medicine. Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2012.

Evidence-based Medicine

Detwiler, Susan M. Super Searchers on Health & Medicine. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2000.

Gehlbach, Stephen H. Interpreting the Medical Literature. Fourth Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Jankowski, Terry Ann. The Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher: Proven Techniques, Strategies, and Tips for Finding Health Information. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Stave, Christopher D. Field Guide to MEDLINE. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

Straus, Sharon E. et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. Third Edition. Elsevier, 2005.

Thompson, Laurie L. Ed. Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011.

Library Instruction

Blevins, Amy E. & Inman, Megan B., Eds. Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Gerding, Stephanie. The Accidental Technology Trainer. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Kim, Bohyun. Understanding Gamification. Library Technology Reports. Vol. 51, No. 2, 2015.

Huber, Jeffrey T. and Swogger, Susan. Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman, 2014.

Notess, Greg R. Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Rethlefsen, Melissa L.; Rothman, David L.; Mojon, Daniel S. Internet Cool Tools for Physicians. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2009.

Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC., 2007.

Wood, Sandra M. Medical Librarians 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in References Services. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007.

Younger, Paula and Morgan, Peter. Using Web 2.0 for Health Information. London, UK: Facet Publishing, 2011.

Scholarly Communication / Open Access

Mukherjee, Bhaskar. Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services: The Impacts of Open Access Journals and eJournals on a Changing Scenario. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2010.

Solo / Small Libraries

Burns, Elizabeth. Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery.Waltham, MA: Elsevier, 2015.

Moorman, John A., Ed. Running a Small Library: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. Chicago, IL: Neal Schuman, 2015.

Seiss, Judith. The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2006.


ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library. Medical Library Association webcast, November 10, 2010. (90 minutes).
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users. Medical Library Association webcast, November 18, 2009 (2 hours).
Handheld electronic devices has significantly influenced many aspects of modern life. What considerations must medical librarians take into account to provide service to patrons using different devices, systems and platforms? In this program a guest panel showcases emerging technologies and discusses ways mobile technologies extend the reach of medical librarianship.

Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 22, 2015 (84 minutes).
This program explores the developing frontier of data management through presentation and lively discussion.

Finding Work-Life Balance: Strategies for You and Your Institution. Medical Library Association Webcast, March 25, 2009 (2 hours).
How do you sustain a balance between work and personal life? In this program we explore strategies for achieving a work-life balance: assessing what can work for you and your institution.

Join the Health Care Team: Become a Medical Librarian. Medical Library Association (11 minutes).

Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries. Medical Library Association webcast, April 18, 2012 (2 hours).
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current practical applications of mobile technologies in clinical and curricular support settings. Topics highlight innovative uses of mobile technologies, address technology challenges, and provide best practice guidance for applying in viewers local environments.

Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 16, 2014 (90 minutes).
In this program a panel defines systematic reviews, identifies practice guidelines, discusses opportunities for librarians as team members and provides examples of resources for improving your skills.

Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles. Medical Library Association Webcast, March 24, 2010 (2 hours).
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) aims to improve patient care by helping practitioners and caregivers in all medical settings - hospitals, individual practices, ambulatory services, senior care centers - truly all points of care. More than just storage of data, more than just the digitization of existing records, an electronic health record refers to an infrastructure of medical information serving many essential functions at once.

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk. Medical Library Association Webcast, November 20, 2007 (2 hours).
Without doubt dramatic changes over the past several years in scientific, technical, and medical publishing have opened a Pandora's box of questions, confusion, and complexity for library patrons, researchers, and librarians and have become the subject of much discussion. MLA continues its engagement in the conversation and speaks to the issues in this webcast.

Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 20, 2011 (90 minutes).
This webcast introduces information professionals to emerging trends in biomedical research and health care environments that present new opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and support. Translational science, e-science, and electronic health records are characterized by large amounts of information and data. These offer new and expanded roles for information professionals in data management, curation, sharing and integration; new models for scholarly publication; new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award centers and their constituents; and new opportunities to educate health and information technology professionals in the meaningful use of health information via electronic health record systems.

Survival Tips and Stories: Expanding the Library's Services in Times of Disaster. Medical Library Association Webcast, November 12, 2008 (2 hours).
Does your library have a disaster plan? As much as we may hope, a unlikely as it may seem, disasters do happen. Libraries, like any institution dedicated to serving communities, have a responsibility to provide service. In this program a panel discusses how medical libraries can position and prepare themselves to respond in a time of crisis.

Who Will Speak for Me? Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Northwest Aids Education and Training Center, 2004.
A 30 minute film that "breaks the silence about HIV/AIDS among people of African descent in the faith community," produced by Rev. Mary Diggs-Hobson of the African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry--a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Available in DVD and VHS.

MLA BibKits / DocKits

#07: Consumer Health: A Guide to Internet Information Resources, 2001.

#08: Chiropractic: A Guide to Selective Resources, 2000.

#09: Managed Care: A Guide to Information Resources, 2000.

#11: Informatics in Health Sciences Curricula, 1999.

#16: Position Descriptions in Health Sciences Libraries: Traditional and Emerging Roles, 2012.


Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Your Patients Understand, 2nd Edition, May 2007.

(American Medical Association Foundation, American Medical Association)

A continuing medical education program that provides tools to enhance patient care, improve office productivity, and reduce healthcare costs. Includes a videotape, a DVD, and publicity items.

To order, send email request to: