Deb Lawless, The attainment of a professional recognition has always been the burden of a scholar. Good professional work speaks longer than the opposite. You have made your positive impact that cannot be swept under the carpet. Let's see how they will manage the library without a professional. Samuel Akande Bello Medical Librarian & Head Outreach and Logistics Medical Library College of Medicine University of Ibadan Nigeria +234 8038604108 On 22 January 2014 15:58, Lawless, Deborah J. <[log in to unmask] > wrote: > Thank you for all your best wishes and encouragement. I have been the > solo librarian in our health system for 17 years. We have 3 hospitals - > the third a small one that opened in October. We had several rifs and > there were rumors floating around at the end of the year that another round > was coming in January. With 3 hospitals and family medicine, pharmacy and > podiatry residencies I thought I was "safe." But the powers that be > checked with our pediatric residency program about library resources and > found that only "access" was required. > > I was assured that this elimination was strictly budget and number > crunching. If it had been poor performance, I would have been gone long > ago. A general announcement will be emailed to associates and > administration will send personal letters to some physicians that have been > regular users explaining the cut and alternatives. > > We just renewed our print and electronic resources for the new year. Who > will oversee these I don't know. I will contact my Ovid and Ebsco reps to > see if they can conduct some workshops on database searching for our > associates. But if people don't have time to get off the floor come to the > library to sign out a CPR book, I don't know who will have time to sit > through a class. > > I am not restricting myself to medical libraries. I have a BA in > history, and have worked in a theological and an optometry library before > coming to Jacksonville, so I can adapt. > > (Cranking up Gloria Gaynor and Barry Manilow - right now riding the > roller coaster of ups and downs.) > > Deb Lawless > > > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: > This email message and any accompanying data or files is confidential and > may contain privileged information intended only for the named > recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby > notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this > message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or > are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email > address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies > in any form immediately. Receipt by anyone other than the named > recipient(s) is not a waiver of any attorney-client, work product, or other > applicable privilege.