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I have three pictures too - one is a mountain

and river scene (probably Colorado or Montana)

and two are European hillsides with flowers.



They are cheery and colorful and add a lot to

an otherwise, bland environment.



Joan



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Naah. I can get by with a sleeping bag. A pillow and ThermaRest are nice to have, too. In reverse order.



Another thing we've done is put up pictures. I offer my photographs for sale* at local craft shows, and I had some of my favorite photos made into canvas prints--mostly 24x36". I haven't gotten a lot of feedback, but I'm hoping that they give our users something tranquil to look at if they need a few minutes to daydream.



*which is not the same as actually selling them



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Just because I make it look easy doesn't mean it is.

--Abby Sciuto, NCIS (et al.)





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Library As Place is very important.  I agree that many staff use the library as a quiet place to decompress, relax, or just hide for a couple of minutes, and some staff, especially fellows and residents, really do move in.  Sometimes literally so - after this week's blizzard, when staff was expected to stay overnight and "shelter in place" in order to provide care, I found sheets in the library!  We were not a designated shelter-in-place area, but I'm considering offering up our space for the next emergency.



I told my four year old son that I found sheets in the library, and asked him why he thought they were there.  He thought hard for a couple of moments and said, "For Fred?"



S. Layla Heimlich

Medical Librarian

Wm. B. Glew, MD, Health Sciences Library MedStar Washington Hospital Center



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Ok, this has very little to do with adequate resources and innovative online info, but... Provide table space not filled by computers. Comfy seating or  at least a place where there aren't hard chairs. I like to put out the health newsletter-y stuff we get (not subscription) and duplicates of the standards (NEJM, JAMA etc) for general reading (tossed after 3 months).

Adequate lighting is something often overlooked and take into account the window glare factor when positioning the computer terminals.

Finally, if you get to choose the paint, choose not-beige. We are limited by Corporate as to palette, but I just got an accent wall painted a lovely warm burnt pumpkin. It picked up the warm colors in the "Berber" carpeting and provides great visual relief from the rest of the BEIGE. I brought in my van Gogh poster print of Starry Night (no room for it at home) and hung in on that wall. Made all the difference. I know this is "a thing" now in Library world, but seriously, Library as Place has become important in hospitals. So many of my Attendings come in for just a brief respite, and the residents practically move in. They are by far my heaviest users, but I make sure the nurses feel welcome, too (they have their own bulletin board where I post stuff for their information). And of course, the library is for all employees.



Eleanor Truex BSN, MLIS

Medical Librarian, Lakefront Region



Presence

Saint Francis Hospital

355 Ridge Avenue | Evanston, IL 60202

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Presence

Saint Joseph Hospital

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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



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