The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Primary contact information...
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
NA 30
Cleveland OH , 44195
United States
Michelle Kraft is the primary contact.
Phone: 216-445-7338
Fax: 216-444--0271
Region: Midwest

Description: Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarians roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition. Disruptive technology, society and government changes in healthcare not only impact patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them. Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact. Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment. This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 6, 4 or 2.5
Professional Competencies: Leadership and Management
Subject: Management
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on - Face to Face

Educational Objective: To develop a better understanding of how outside factors influencing and shaping institutions, caregivers, and libraries. By learning more about these factors librarians will be able to better adapt to meet new demands. Librarians will be asked to analyze their library and library services and how they are positioned to deal with these new influences. They will be asked to create a strategy that they can use in their library.

Agenda:

6 Hour Agenda:
0:00-1:00 – Library technology changes (Lecture, slides, discussion)
1:00-2:00 – Society’s use of technology impacting perspectives and searching Lecture, slides, discussion)
2:00-3:00 – Potential monetary impact of healthcare reform on hospitals and administration looking to save money
(Lecture, slides, discussion)
3:00-4:00 - ROI what should (and shouldn’t) measure. Speaking the administration talk. (Lecture, slides, ROI sample calculation exercises, group activity)
4:00-5:00 – Emerging roles for medical librarians (Lecture, slides, discussion)
5:00-6:00 – Develop strategies and share them. (Discussion, examples & strategy creation, group activity)

4 Hour Agenda
0:00-1:00 – Potential monetary impact of healthcare reform on hospitals and administration looking to save money(Lecture, slides, discussion)
1:00-2:00 -Emerging roles for medical librarians based off of healthcare reform
3:00-4:00 – Develop strategies for new roles/services, how to measure, presenting to administration . (Discussion, examples & strategy creation, group activity)

2.5 Hour Agenda
0:00-0:30 - Overview of current, past, and future healthcare reform and impact on hospitals administration looking to save money (lecture, slides, discussion)
0:30-1:00 - Evaluate libraries role within the hospital and administration in light of healthcare reform (lecture, slides, discussion)
1:00-1:45 - Goals, What should (and shouldn’t) measure. Aligning the library with the institution goals. (Lecture, slides, discussion)
1:45-2:30 - Develop strategies for new roles/services, how to measure, presenting to administration . (Discussion, examples & strategy creation, group activity)

Need for This Course: Hospital libraries are facing reduced budgets and closures. Administration doesn't always think of the library as place that can save the institution money, improve patient care and satisfaction. We need to look at the environment around us and sieze opportunities that once never existed or were thought to be outside of the traditional library. Not only do we need to grab those opportunities but then we need to demonstrate our important to administration in ways and through evidence they understand.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.

Participant Materials: Slides, list of helpful websites,

Facility Requirements: LCD projector, flip chart/dry erase board & markers, Internet connection (would be great but can be done w/o), classroom seating or seating in rounds (rounds perferred for discussion).

Additional Evaluation: Will use MLA standard evaluation