Health Sciences Libraries in Transition: Opportunities & Challenges in a Digital Age   Jane Blumenthal  February 13, 2006
Transition <ul><li>To digital content, online and available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>To the “born digital” generation of lib...
Content Challenges <ul><li>License not purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation  </li></ul><ul><li>Technology needs </li></...
Opportunities <ul><li>Scholarly Communications, Open Access, Digital Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with fac...
Digital Generation Challenges <ul><li>24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>High expectatio...
Opportunities <ul><li>Transform the library space </li></ul><ul><li>Improve interfaces, search engines, interoperability <...
Environmental Challenges <ul><li>Accountability and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Expect ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing can ...
Opportunity <ul><li>The health sciences library is  a valued partner,  integrated in the work of the  research university ...
Opportunities for Collaboration on Mission <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Pati...
Opportunities in Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Information & EBM Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Instruction </li></...
Opportunities in Research <ul><li>Integrating Resources with Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Informationist or Expert Sea...
Opportunities in Patient Care <ul><li>Clinical Librarian or Informationist </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating Access to Clinic...
Opportunities in Community Service <ul><li>Information Services to Affiliated and Community Health Professionals </li></ul...
Opportunities for the Library Space <ul><li>Neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming  </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><...
Opportunities for Leadership <ul><li>Knowledge Management  </li></ul><ul><li>New Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse Au...
Transition, Challenges, Opportunities <ul><li>Embrace Change </li></ul><ul><li>Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </...
Thank you <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Health Sciences Libraries in Transition: Opportunities & Challenges in a Digital Age Jane Blumenthal February 13, 2006
    2. 2. Transition <ul><li>To digital content, online and available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>To the “born digital” generation of library patrons </li></ul><ul><li>To an environment of constant change, challenge, and assessment </li></ul>
    3. 3. Content Challenges <ul><li>License not purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Technology needs </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining dual formats and legacy services during transition </li></ul>
    4. 4. Opportunities <ul><li>Scholarly Communications, Open Access, Digital Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with faculty, other libraries, scholarly societies and publishers, vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and listen to the answers </li></ul><ul><li>Rethink the library </li></ul>
    5. 5. Digital Generation Challenges <ul><li>24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Customize & Personalize </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul>
    6. 6. Opportunities <ul><li>Transform the library space </li></ul><ul><li>Improve interfaces, search engines, interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Develop technology expertise </li></ul>
    7. 7. Environmental Challenges <ul><li>Accountability and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Expect ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing can be taken as given </li></ul><ul><li>Constant, accelerating change </li></ul>
    8. 8. Opportunity <ul><li>The health sciences library is a valued partner, integrated in the work of the research university </li></ul>
    9. 9. Opportunities for Collaboration on Mission <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Care </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul>
    10. 10. Opportunities in Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Information & EBM Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Competency-based Education </li></ul><ul><li>Life-long Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Show a Contribution to Improved Educational Outcomes </li></ul>
    11. 11. Opportunities in Research <ul><li>Integrating Resources with Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Informationist or Expert Searcher </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a Contribution to Obtaining Grant Funding and to Successful Research Projects </li></ul>
    12. 12. Opportunities in Patient Care <ul><li>Clinical Librarian or Informationist </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating Access to Clinical & EBM Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating Information Resources into the EMR and/or other clinical tools </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Show a Contribution to Improved Patient Outcomes or to a Reduction in Medical Errors </li></ul>
    13. 13. Opportunities in Community Service <ul><li>Information Services to Affiliated and Community Health Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health & Health Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Underserved & Special Needs Populations </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a measurable, concrete benefit to the community </li></ul>
    14. 14. Opportunities for the Library Space <ul><li>Neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Conducive to Research and Study </li></ul><ul><li>Conducive to Collaboration, Discovery, Active Learning, and Excitement </li></ul>
    15. 15. Opportunities for Leadership <ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>New Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse Audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty & Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions to the Knowledge Base </li></ul>
    16. 16. Transition, Challenges, Opportunities <ul><li>Embrace Change </li></ul><ul><li>Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Value </li></ul>
    17. 17. Thank you <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>

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