Regional KM Initiative
Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health
In 2004, as part of its Regional Advisory Council (RAC), the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) formed the Hospital Library Subcommittee, with the charge to promote the value of hospital libraries throughout the region. Over its 7-year tenure, the Subcommittee has tracked a gradual decline in support for hospital libraries, as evidenced by budget cuts and library closures. The status quo had ultimately become untenable.
In 2009, the Subcommittee began to shift focus from library advocacy towards a new strategy: a 5-year plan to assist hospital libraries with the transition to healthcare knowledge services centers (HKSCs) within their institutions.
Presented at the Midwest Chapter, MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, October 9, 2011.
hospital libraries, healthcare knowledge services centers, knowledge management
Coletti M. Knowledge Management: the Bridge between Information and Best Practice. Presentation at the Midwest Chapter, MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, October 9, 2011.
2011 Midwest Chapter, MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting
Coletti, Margaret H., "Knowledge Management: the Bridge between Information and Best Practice" (2011). National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository. 11.
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