“So, what is it you do again?”
To celebrate Medical Librarian’s Month we have invited medical librarians in our region to submit some information about who they are and the work that they do as medical librarians. Today we hear from a hospital librarian in Alaska! Who am I? Leslie Meyer, Knowledge Navigator Where do I work? Central Peninsula Hospital’s Health Resource Center in Soldotna, AK With the official title of Knowledge Navigator, I hear this question at least once a day from patients, friends, and confused members of the general public. While many of them are satisfied with a simple, “I’m a medical librarian,” that answer doesn’t satisfy me, because it doesn’t encompass everything that I do during a day. Not even close! I staff Central Peninsula Hospital’s Health Resource Center, located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Although the city of Soldotna and the surrounding areas are considered fairly populated (for this state, anyway), we’re still rural enough that people often have trouble locating resources they can comfortably access. That’s where I come in. The Resource Center offers books for loan to patients, employees, and anyone in the community. I also handle requests from physicians, nurses, and other medical staff for articles from medical journals. I have pamphlets, LibGuides, and patient workbooks. I have iPads and laptops loaded with health apps and websites available for patients during their admission. I have medical reference journals, I have meditative audi...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news
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