This reminds me of a comment on a recent Marc Maron "WTF" podcast.  He said that somebody [and darn! I wish I knew who it was--I don't recall if he identified the person] predicted that in the era we're in people will be impossible to teach because they will expect it all to be about them.   

Susan Shelly BSN, MLS, Librarian
John C. Lincoln Health Network
"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers.  A librarian can bring you back the right one."  -- Neil Gaiman

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Subject: Re: library closing - thanks

I've done some thinking and I blame the year 1994.  I graduated from library school in 1993, the year before Mosaic.  My theory is that anyone born after 1994 or who has gone to school after 1994 believes that they can
search and find anything they want or need for themselves.   Unless, they
are heavily educated by people like us to realize that libraries and librarians should have imminent domain.

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 5:04 PM, Aspri, Jo-Anne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Yes, I agree; very eloquently stated.
> Re: Let's see how they will manage the library without a professional."
>  It got me thinking I wonder how we could discover how these 
> librarian-less hospitals DO make out after the elimination of the 
> professional? There must be gossip and a rumor-mill that local 
> hospitals and librarians must hear about, no? (Maybe that's just a RI 
> thing, LOL!). Nurses frequently work in more than one facility, or 
> family members might be a way to learn what is going on inside...the health industry is pretty tight.
> Jo-Anne Aspri, MLS | LIBRARY | Kent Hospital | 455 Toll Gate Road | 
> Warwick, RI 02886  | 401.737.7010 x31309 | jaspri AT
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> Subject: Re: library closing - thanks
> I would like to second the words in this email. It is the people that 
> we have taught and touched that will be our legacy. This is true of 
> all professionals.
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Jan 22, 2014, at 1:44 PM, "Samuel Bello" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >>
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