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Librarians' Corner: Literature Search Evaluations : Assessing Our Impact and Proving our Worth to Quality Care

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Literature Search Evaluations: Assessing Our Impact and Proving Our Worth to Quality Care (Rev.)

The WHSLA Wisdom Chat was presented via WebEx on September 8, 2016 :

Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP,  presented on the topic of  “Literature Search Evaluations: Assessing Our Impact and Proving Our Worth to Quality Care.”

Michele demonstrated the survey tool she and Deb Knippel developed which asks users how their librarian-mediated searches impacted patient care, changed practices, and decision-making at their organization.  The survey results are then populated into visual graphs and charts that make the data easy to understand and interpret.   The visual report will be used to educate organizational administrators as well as stakeholders about the value of Library Services.   

With the availability of survey tools like QuickBase, Survey Monkey,  and other applications, it makes creating such surveys, collecting the data, and crunching the responses a breeze.  

WHSLA Members listened intently, and asked excellent questions, generating even more ideas and possibilities for this kind of user feedback.

Michele works as a Medical Librarian for Ascension-Wisconsin.  She is based at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, serving Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care.

Link to WHSLA Blog Post about it

WHSLA Wisdom Chats

Bayrer R, Beattie S, Lucas E, Melberg D, Melton E. What Have We Done for You Lately? Measuring Hospital Libraries’ Contribution to Care Quality. Journal Of Hospital Librarianship.  July 2014;14(3):243-249.  Link to article.  
Friesen C, Me-Linh Le, Cooke C, Raynard M.  Analysis of a Librarian-Mediated Literature Search Service.  Medical Reference Services Quarterly.  2015; 34(1): 29-46.  DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2015.986782   Link to article.  

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Michele Matucheski, MLIS, AHIP
Medical Librarian
(920) 223-0340


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