Regional KM Initiative
Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health
Faced with a negative trend in the form of downsizing, layoffs, and closures, a small committee of hospital librarians in New England formed in 2004 to provide library advocacy. Between 2008 and 2010, 23 hospital libraries closed in New England. In 2010, the committee shifted its focus from advocacy to a platform for change. This resulted in the creation of the Healthcare Knowledge Services Center (HKSC) Template. The Template is the basis for a three-phase, 5-year strategic plan to establish several regional pilots, transitioning traditional hospital libraries to healthcare knowledge services centers. This article focuses on phase one of the strategic plan: Development.
Advocacy, healthcare knowledge services center, HKSC, KM, knowledge management, library closures, strategic plan, template
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Goldstein HM, Coletti MH. (2011). Developing a Strategic Plan for Transitioning to Healthcare Knowledge Services Centers (HKSCs). Journal of Hospital Librarianship 11(4):379-387. DOI 10.1080/15323269.2011.609076. Link to article on publisher's website
Journal of Hospital Librarianship
Goldstein HM, Coletti MH. (2011). Developing a Strategic Plan for Transitioning to Healthcare Knowledge Services Centers (HKSCs). National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/15323269.2011.609076. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/ner/16
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