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Having worked in (mostly) medical center and academic libraries for nearly
50 years. I would always opt for the larger and more comfortable space. For
those who prefer a physical library, they will find you. You'll probably
increase usage by students and faculty.

On Jun 22, 2017 9:49 AM, "Janet Bolduc" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> To piggyback on this discussion I have another academic nursing library
> question. Our healthcare system includes an associate degree medical
> college that will be expanding their program to offer bachelor degree
> programs starting next year and would like more library resources to
> support it. The hospital building where I am located is very strapped for
> space and this summer some of the library will be taken to make more room
> for patient care. The aforementioned affiliated college has just offered me
> enough space to have the entire library moved to the college building.
> Since like Annie most of my requests arrive via email I don't have many
> walk-in patrons these days except those coming to use the computers and
> library conference room, but I feel even that traffic helps keep the fact
> of the library's existence in mind. I'm afraid if I move off the hospital
> campus the library will be less and less remembered by clinical staff. Has
> anyone else been moved off-site and if so, how !
>  did it affect your services to hospital staff? All opinions appreciated!
> Thank you,
> Janet S. Bolduc, MSLS
> Library Director
> Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library
> 300 Main Street
> Lewiston, ME  04240
> 207-795-2564
> Library Hours: M-Th 8-4
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Nickum, Annie
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:05 PM
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> Subject: Chat: general question for academic nursing librarians
>
> Hello All,
>
>
> I'm the liaison to nursing at my institution and it has been the practice
> for several years now to have office hours at the nursing building to save
> students and faculty from trekking over to the library at the medical
> school. In the last couple years I have had no more than a half dozen
> visitors in the entire academic year. I attribute this to the
> undergraduates not really needing me and the graduates being almost all
> distance. Most of my questions are via email.
>
> I'm curious what others do in similar situations. Faculty love to brag
> about how I come over there a couple times a week and the dean frequently
> waves at me when she walks by. I don't really want to stop them, but if no
> one comes... I've considered online office hours, but most of the NP and
> DNP students are practicing nurses and I doubt my spouse would be happy
> about evening office hours.
>
>
> What are your thoughts and experiences?
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
> Annie Nickum, BSN MLIS AHIP
>
> Research and Education Librarian
>
> University of North Dakota
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