Building Connections with Medical Library Month
Objective: To demonstrate the value of the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Library to library users using the vehicle of National Medical Librarians Month.
Methods: A descriptive analysis of techniques used to enhance the value of the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Library in the eyes of its parent organization and users. Interventions undertaken were exposure on television, a barbeque for students, a library exhibit fair patterned after conference exhibits in which all major facets of library services were presented using handouts and posters of the services and accomplishments of their unit, and a reception for faculty and staff.
Results: The Quillen College of Medicine Library had a turnout of 300+ to the barbeque. The library exhibits drew interest and comments from faculty, staff, and students. The promotion of National Medical Librarians Month allowed the library workers from all departments to a chance to interact with the patrons and it gave patrons a chance to put a face to the library workers they normally just email.
Conclusions: The Quillen College of Medicine Library will try to incorporate into National Medical Librarians Month this year some more instruction aspects, giveaways, and more exhibits
Carter, Nakia J.; and Wallace, Rick L.. 2008. Building Connections with Medical Library Month. Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL. https://www.mlanet.org/d/do/1890