My thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in & emailed me with suggestions regarding my September 10th question to the list about librarian consultation fees. I did not receive any responses that answered the question about what the current rate would be for librarians providing comprehensive literature searches on a contract basis. One librarian recommended I check the MEDLIB-L archive which provided information from 2008 and 2009 and another librarian suggested I check http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/valuation.html which also provided some helpful information. Thanks to everyone for all of your help! Becky -----Original Message----- From: Mehling, Becky Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 2:49 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Reference - Librarian Consultation - Hourly Rate Can anyone provide information on "going hourly rates" for librarian consultation rates for librarians providing comprehensive literature searches/reference assistance for physicians/hospital staff in the Midwest? What should be factored into the hourly rate? Please reply directly to my email at [log in to unmask] Thank you. Rebecca Mehling, MLS Medical Library The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center University Hospital East 1492 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205 ph: 614-257-3248 fx: 614-257-3904 We are committed to improving people's lives through personalized health care.