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Measuring Hospital Library Impact: An Imperative and a Challenge


Caroline Marshall, MLS, AHIP 
Senior Medical Librarian, Public Services 
Medical Library 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 

Editor’s note: This is based on an article originally published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship in June 2022 under the title: Measuring Hospital Libraries Impact on Patient and Hospital Outcomes

Hospital libraries are in a continual state of flux, with many closing their doors. Librarians must constantly prove the value of their work. However, there is no systematic way of quantifying their contributions to patients or hospital outcomes. Conducted over Zoom in 2020, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) qualitative study of 15 hospital librarians who did literature searches, taught classes, and presented library resources in addition to reference work, pulled together several themes: resilience, continuous marketing, and lack of systematic feedback...

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The fifth edition of this best-selling Red Book® companion aids in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 165 pediatric infectious diseases.

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