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For any who want to see the study Mark mentioned, it's here -- http://www.ala.org/alcts/sites/ala.org.alcts/files/content/resources/lrts/archive/54n3.pdf


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-----Original Message-----
From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Vrabel
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:27 AM
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Subject: Re: library closing - thanks

Per Michelle's "I think we need a study to see what actually happens when the librarian is gone.  We have enough anecdotal evidence to choke a horse, what we need is the hard stats, financial implications, etc." If anybody is aware of such a study, *please* share, thanks. Somebody asked the same question on MEDLIB-L last January and I don't recall any replies/summaries. The following article is a case study of a library closure but it focuses on how the collection and services were absorbed by other branches of this same health library system -- not the financial implications, etc. of a (hospital) library/librarian departure.

Czechowski, L., Barger, R., Fort, M., & Maxeiner, G. (2010). Letting Go: Closing a Branch Library of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh. Library Resources & Technical Services, 54(3), 153-163.

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