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Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship | Information Literacy | Public Health


NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.

Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion on the impact on library management, and conclude with time for questions and answers. Whenever possible, the sessions will be recorded.

For this in-person session, we invited hospital librarians in New England to discuss document delivery as a critical service. Registration was limited to 25 participants. Preference was given to librarians working in New England hospitals.


1. Discuss National Library of Medicine changes to DOCLINE, LinkOut, PubMed and the elimination of LoansomeDoc, and how this will impact document delivery services.

2. Construct document delivery workflow charts to understand how librarians are providing access to library collections for clinicians, researchers, nurses and administrators at their hospitals.

3. Hear from Michelle Bass, PhD, MSI, AHIP, about Impostor Phenomenon among health sciences librarians, and explore ways to cope with this phenomenon.


hospital librarians, National Library of Medicine, document delivery, Impostor Phenomenon, DOCLINE, LinkOut, PubMed, LoansomeDoc

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