I forgot to add one more thing: when you're putting in the electrical outlets, make sure to get RELIABLE wireless access with a STRONG SIGNAL and bandwidth of MORE THAN 2400 BAUD. And don't ask me about the capital letters, or why I think this would be a good idea. I just do. I'd actually prefer wired network jacks, but IT departments are justifiably nervous about people plugging their own equipment into hospital networks. Fred -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of McLAUGHLIN,LOUISE K Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:14 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: CHAT: building a new library Electrical outlets are critical, as is access to them. In other words, the electrical plan and the furniture plan should work together. After I found a medical student trying to take a nap all scrunched up on the love seat, I have kept two pillows and two blankets available for use. As I speak a medical student has a blanket on his lap as he sits by a window and studies. The Pepper the Perfect Petzz Puppy is breathing and gently snoring (new battery) on a nearby desk, and the Jolly Ranchers are out. So yes, Library as Place is very important here. And as I bid each rotation adieu, I encourage them to befriend the Librarian in future placements, if there is one, and to advocate for libraries in the months and years ahead. How's that for non-traditional? Best of luck, Louise McLaughlin Louise McLaughlin, M.S.L.S., M.P.S. Information Specialist Woman's Health Sciences Library P. O. Box 95009 Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9009 225.924.8462 225.924.8467 fax Health Science Librarians: Making research painless! -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of George Bergstrom Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:47 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: CHAT: building a new library All, There is a small hope that our very small Drug Information Center may be upgraded to a full fledged Health Sciences Library... The current space is just a few ranges of shelves and a few computers. What other more traditional library elements would you consider essential in a modern academic health sciences library? Are there any non traditional elements that should be considered? I will summarize for the list when complied. Thanks, -George -- George Bergstrom Associate Professor Instructional Librarian Sullivan University - Louisville [log in to unmask] MedStar Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. Nationally recognized for clinical quality in heart, orthopaedics, cancer and GI. IMPORTANT: This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain information that is private, confidential, or protected by attorney-client or other privilege. If you received this e-mail in error, please delete it from your system without copying it and notify sender by reply e-mail, so that our records can be corrected. Thank you. Help conserve valuable resources - only print this email if necessary.