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Metta Lansdale <[log in to unmask]>
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Metta Lansdale <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:52:18 -0400
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This is great!  At long last!

On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Gluck Jeannine wrote:

> MLA is working on this. There is a Benchmarking Taskforce (of the Hospital
> Libraries Section, I believe) which has just recently begun. The aim of this
> group is to gather data on just the types of information that have been
> mentioned in this and other recent postings.
> 
> 
> 
> Jeannine Cyr Gluck                                     
> [log in to unmask] 
> Director of the Medical Library                                          
> (860)647-6853 
> Eastern Connecticut Health Network                            fax
> (860)647-6443 
> 71 Haynes Street 
> Manchester, CT 06040 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Metta Lansdale [ mailto:[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 3:25 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: One more try
> 
> 
> This is very basic information that I think MLA should be assisting the
> membership by producing on an annual basis.  Basic data on salaries,
> staff, library size, budget, size collection -- just the basics. We see
> these kinds of pleas onthe listserv all the time.  Before using the
> discussion lists, hospital librarians were on the phone with each other
> constantly, trying to gather basic comparative data for use on the home
> front.  It is not too much to ask and is to be expected of any self
> respecting association.
> 
> 
> On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Cheryl Goodwin wrote:
> 
> > Just after MLA I sent out a request for some statistical data to use as
> part
> > of a benchmarking process mandated by our administration.  I was a bit
> > disappointed to only receive 11 responses and am hoping that everyone was
> > just too busy with the post-MLA catch up.  So I'm trying one more time in
> > the hopes of getting a few more replies.
> >
> >
> > I've simplified the questions a bit - removing some that were confusing.
> >
> >
> > 1.      Number of beds?
> >
> > 2.      How many physicians are on your medical staff?
> >
> > 3.      How many FTEs does the hospital have?
> >
> > 4.      What is your library's total operating budget (including salaries)
> ?
> >
> > 5.      How many FTE's are in the Library?
> >
> >
> > I will put these in an Excel file and share with anyone who responds.  I'm
> > not putting names of hospitals in the file, just using the other data.
> >
> >
> > Thanks again!
> >
> > Cheryl M. Goodwin, MLS
> > Manager, Library Services  *    206/386-6469
> > Swedish Medical Center     *    206/386-3570 (fax)
> > 747 Broadway                   *        [log in to unmask]
> > Seattle, WA 98122
> >
> 
> Metta T. Lansdale, Jr., Director
> Chelsea District Library
> Voice:  (734) 475-0006
>   Fax:  (734) 475-6190
> E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
> 
> Selector for Health Information Resources
> Michigan Electronic Library
> http://mel.lib.mi.us/health/ <http://mel.lib.mi.us/health/> 
> 

Metta T. Lansdale, Jr., Director
Chelsea District Library 	   
Voice:  (734) 475-0006             
  Fax:  (734) 475-6190 		   
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]    

Selector for Health Information Resources   
Michigan Electronic Library
http://mel.lib.mi.us/health/ 

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