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A Cross-Department Collaboration to Curate a Current Collection


John L. Bayhi, MLIS, AHIP 
Health Sciences Librarian 
University of Texas at Arlington 
A.M. Serrano, MSIS 
Senior Library Application Coordinator 
Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

Editor’s Note: This article is based off a presentation by the authors at the ExLibris Southcentral Users Group 2022 Conference.  

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly hired health sciences librarian began working at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). During a quick library visit in the fall of 2020, the new librarian took a few moments to browse the print nursing collection, and it was immediately apparent that the collection needed weeding. A virtual water cooler conversation between the health sciences librarian and the application integration librarian led to a collaboration that put in place a plan for in-the-stacks weeding. The partnership’s result was a CM-In-The-Stacks application developed by UTA Libraries librarians...

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AHFS Drug Information 2023
Author: ASHP

AHFS Drug Information 2023 contains the most dependable drug information available - all in one place. It is the most comprehensive evidence-based source of drug information complete with ...

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