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Join your Region 6 colleagues in a conversation about the path forward for clinical librarianship as we emerge from the pandemic.
Elaine Alligood, Clinical Librarian-Informationista, recently retired from the VA Boston Healthcare System, will lead us through a 1-hour, interactive session. We will discuss what our roles look like now, share our challenges and successes with each other, and brainstorm new opportunities to pursue.
Check out Elaine's recent article to get your gears turning: 2021 Clinical Librarians - A Call to Re-think and Re-invent! in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship / July 2021.
Elaine Alligood, MLS, recently retired from her role as Chief of Library Service for the Boston VA Healthcare System. As a member of the New England VA Library Re-Design Task Force, she helped develop a consolidated, network-wide, 24/7 virtual knowledge library, accessible across VA New England. One of the co-developers of the MLA CE program on Diagnostic Error and the Librarian’s Role in Patient Safety, Elaine believes medical librarians’ transforming roles perfectly align us with the clinical and research staff’s ever-changing information needs, and that moving librarians out of the library to where information needs occur – at the point of care and research – benefits clinicians, researchers, and patients. Elaine earned her MLS from the University of Maryland School of Library and Information Science. Prior to joining the Boston VA Healthcare System, she held positions at the Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library, the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library, Elsevier Science Publisher’s North American EMBASE Department, Harvard University Countway Medical Library, and the VA Technology Assessment Program as Informationist and Knowledge Manager.