Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my request for advice on how to do outreach to physicians. I got a lot of good suggestions, and I'm excited to try them. Below is a summary of responses: Presentations and flyers are helpful. Presenting at orientations was also suggested. Current awareness, TOCs, Browzine, news, and search alerts are also helpful. (Thanks again to Brian Baker for sending an example word doc for articles; I plan to adapt and use it for outreach.) Volunteering for committees was also recommended to make the library visible and keep abreast with topics of interest to physicians and administrators. Another suggestion was to not get too bogged down with tech lingo; provide easy, direct links to info with as few clicks as possible; recommending good apps was also suggested. Posting signage and sending out monthly emails is another good way to recommend resources and services. Interlibrary loan and citation software were suggested as being particularly useful to physicians as well. Becky Becky Alford, MLIS Health Sciences Library HSHS St. John's Hospital 800 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62769 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 217 544-6464 ext. 44563 From: Alford, Becky A Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:36 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: outreach to physicians Hello, I'm new to working in hospital libraries. (I have lots of experience as an instruction librarian in academic libraries.) At my hospital librarians don't participate in rounds, but we will soon be doing outreach in the physicians' lounge. (I have a laptop to do this.) I'm planning on emphasizing our help with literature searches and finding full text and also suggesting some helpful databases. But I'm wondering, if you have done this kind of outreach, is there anything else you've done or offered that was particularly successful? Or anything I should avoid? Thanks much in advance! Becky Becky Alford,MLIS Health Sciences Library HSHS St. John's Hospital 800 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL. 62769 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 217 544-6464 ext. 44563 LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This message and all attachments may be confidential or protected by privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the information contained in or attached to this message is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender of the delivery error by replying to this message, and then delete it from your system. Thank you.