Objective: We will examine how changes over the past 5 years have affected the development of four, newlyopened 21st century medical libraries. We will describe and contrast our missions, visions and key priorities. Key priorities will focus on our libraries' collections, services, physical facilities, staffing, partnerships, interprofessionalism and distributed medical education. We will also address how evolving curricula influence the delivery of library services. Methods: We will compare planning efforts and reflect on lessons learned. We will discuss the fundamental ways that medical libraries have changed over the past 10 years, as a result of technology and innovations in medical school curricula. Since content is the focal point of modern library practice, the challenges that are typically addressed in library plans must be reframed. For instance, budgets, collections, physical space and staff are all interdependent resources that revolve around frequent changes in e-resources licensing and delivery methods. New medical libraries have opportunities to fast-track the more time-consuming and complex aspects of library planning because they have little or no organizational history or vast financial resources already allocated. A key question is: &quot;How would we approach this challenge if we were to start anew, with no baggage and no preconceptions?&quot; Print this Page for Your Records Close Window Oasis, The Online Abstract Submission System Page 1 of 2 mhtml:file://C:UsersjddoyleAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet File... 2/10/2010 Results and Conclusions: Emerging and evolving medical libraries of all types must begin with a solid strategic plan that is based on the mission, vision and values of your larger institution's plan. Other factors that must be taken into consideration in the planning process include changes in the medical school curricula, organizational partnerships, information technology support and budgetary constraints. As well, concepts such as interprofessional education, distributed medical education and the evaluation and application of new technologies, must be factored in to the planning process. External and national environmental changes, including economics, health policy and education philosophies are ever-evolving and library planners must be willing and able to be flexible.
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Joanne Muellenbach, Jacqueline Doyle, Barbara Shearer, and Ginny Tanji For Conclusions?? A Comparison of 21 st Century Libraries: Four Models Across Four Time Frames Planning Collections Facility/Space Challenges Key Drivers/Priorities Staff Partnerships The Commonwealth Medical School, PA Planning Collections Facility/Space Challenges Key Drivers/Priorities Staff Partnerships University of Hawaii at Manoa Planning Collections Facility/Space Challenges Key Drivers/Priorities Staff Partnerships Florida State University Planning —Began in 1990s, renovated 1910 buildings, opened in 2006, new education bldg in 2013 Collections: aim for highly curriculum-tailored digital library. Facility/Space: Multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary; collaborative spaces everywhere. Challenges: Tri-university collaboration; the economy Key Drivers/Priorities: need for clinicians, cost-sharing, partnerships Staff : Flexible and lean with relevant expertise Partnerships : 3 state universities - ASU, NAU, UA Lessons Learned: Start earlier; specify details; be patient and optimistic; research e-resources; work with vendors University of Arizona, Phoenix