I've found the e-mail signature to be one of the best ways of promoting our credentials, even more than the business card or name badge. This may stem from the fact that virtually all of my library requests/correspondence are via e-mail with individuals (kind of speaking to what Scott wrote in his related message about a definable library may no longer be essential), but there have been many times when after writing one of our members (nurses) around the country I get a reply to the effect of either "I didn't know you had a masters degree" or "What is the AHIP?" which then allows me to refer them to http://www.mlanet.org/academy/index.html <http://www.mlanet.org/academy/index.html> and hopefully provide a bit of professional promotion that way. Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP Information Resources Supervisor Oncology Nursing Society 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214 412-859-6289 (phone) 412-859-6160 (fax) [log in to unmask] www.ons.org/publications/library <blocked::http://www.ons.org/publications/library> Everyone's a Winner at the ONS 32nd Annual Congress April 24-27, 2007 * Las Vegas, Nevada Visit www.ons.org <blocked::http://www.ons.org/> today. -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Feddern, Tanya Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:54 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [+SPAM+] Promoting LIBRARIANS--business cards Importance: Low Hi, Joy. Our badges don't list degrees, but they are marked as Faculty, as that is our status here. Our business cards list our degrees (MLIS, etc.), which is a subtle way of educating our patrons. Does anyone else's library do the same? Certainly all the other professionals on campus or in the hospital have their degrees listed on their business card. We should, too. If anyone's library doesn't, what are the reasons given by administration? Please share. One of my professors told us how new "Librarian" badges were printed up, but unfortunately, they were misspelled and read as, "Libarian." The librarians had to strenuously argue against wearing them; administration was surprised to think that wearing the misspelled badges would be considered a problem. Geez! Take care, Tanya Tanya Feddern-Bekcan, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/libraryarticles.html 305.243.6648 - [log in to unmask] - 305.325.9670 (fax) EBM Theme Co-Director & Reference and Education Librarian Louis Calder Memorial Library - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kennedy, Joy Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:09 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Promoting LIBRARIANS not libraries All too true that many people don't know that we're masters degreed professionals! I'd worked here for many years but after I gave a powerpoint CME signed with my MLS one of my regular doctors remarked he didn't know I had a masters degree! ARGHH! In my hospital I'm not allowed to put my degrees on my id badge. I'm seriously thinking about getting a white coat like many of the masters degreed nurses wear with my name, degree and "Medical Librarian" embroidered on it. What do you think? A new trend? Maybe we could sell them at conference?Joy Joy Kennedy, MLS Northwest Community Hospital Health Resource Library 800 W. Central Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392 Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> Phone: 847-618-5180; Fax 847-618-5189 -------------------------------------------------------- Confidentiality Notice: This transmission (including attachments) is intended solely for the use of the addressee(s). Unauthorized use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender via reply email and delete or destroy all occurrences of this transmission (including attachments).