Kellee, I have an extensive current awareness service. It is entirely electronic. I utilize PubMed whenever possible, as we have our full-text linked there. * Some are tables of contents, set up as recurring searches in PubMed (when possible), through ClinicalKey, or from the journal's website. * Others are recurring searches (SDI's), developed for interested staff (medical or hospital). These are set up in PubMed, after discussing needs and interests with the staff member, including and excluding concepts as appropriate. Those search results come to me, and I edit out the citations that I know won't be of interest. I craft the search carefully to eliminate most of this, but it's just about impossible to exclude all of it. Then I send it off to the person, with a very brief friendly note. They reply to tell me what articles they'd like from the list, and my assistant sends them those. Or, even better, when they see the link to our full text, they download it themselves. Yes, this requires time, but it is, in part, marketing. * I send the TOC of a couple of business journals to the entire management group, and it also worked as a bit of marketing. * There are a few journals I look at, and send individual items (or citations) off to someone I know will want to see them-New England Journal, JAMA, for example. I'll be happy to answer any questions. -Jeannine Solving your problems. Saving your time. Jeannine Cyr Gluck, MLS, AHIP Director of the Library Eastern Connecticut Health Network 71 Haynes St. Manchester, CT 06040 [log in to unmask] 860-647-6853 See our website: echnlibrary.libguides.com.<http://echnlibrary.libguides.com/> Use the library from anywhere-ask us about Athens single logon solution. -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Selden, Kellee L Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 9:40 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Do you have Alerts set up? Good day all, This comes from a fellow librarian that is not part of this listserv. She asked me to post this question for her. It is ok for you to respond to me directly and I will send replies to her. What current awareness services do you provide for your patrons? Do you contract with a service or do you set up alerts in databases you subscribe to and/or do you use things like Goggle Alerts? Or do you personally review table of contents, etc. and compose a targeted email or something similar? If you would be willing to share details - what service(s) you use (or have used); what databases you set up alerts in; do essentially provide the service yourself; etc.? Any info you could provide would be helpful. Thank you very much, Kellee Kellee L. Selden. Manager - Learning and Knowledge Management Ascension WI| Columbia St. Mary's [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (414) 585-1626 work (414)639-8703 cell 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. ________________________________ "This message originates from Eastern Connecticut Health Network. The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential. If you are the intended recipient, you must maintain this message in a secure and confidential manner. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and destroy this message. Thank you."