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Where Are We? Providing Information for the Clinical Enterprise (17th Health Sciences Lively Lunch): Developments 2016-2017


Handout prepared for and presented in synopsis during a brief (traditional) annual update of interesting and noteworthy trends in the health publishing and health information sectors that occurred or were noticed since the 2016 Health Sciences Lively Lunch at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. (17th Lively Lunch took place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Charleston, SC).


If the past is prologue to the future, where are we today? Though they are diverse, most academic health sciences libraries have historically described and continue to outline their missions as being directed to serving the education, research, and clinical information needs of their user populations. Over the years, Charleston Conference Health Sciences Lively Lunches have covered many themes, and in 2012, the focus was on the point of care information tools landscape. The 2017 Lively Lunch focused on issues and challenges of providing clinicians and clinical affiliates with access not only to point of care tools, but in general, to varied types of online information resources, often in a changing or volatile marketplace. After a welcome by a representative of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc., the lunch host, and a traditional update by Ramune Kubilius (Northwestern University), moderator Jean Gudenas (Medical University of South Carolina) introduced this years hosted but no holds barred session. Panelists from health sciences libraries at three different institutions- Laura Schimming from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Jonathan Shank from Northwestern University; Neal Nixon and Vida Vaughn from University of Louisville, outlined their experiences. They addressed demands, challenges, and best practices of issues that included but were not limited to: users information needs as well as academic and hospital administrators expectations; expanding clinical affiliate networks; budgets-projected, desired, and actual; publishers and consortia partners licensing models, guidelines, and restrictions. Ample time was left for Lively Lunch attendees to join the discussion with questions as well as shared insights and experience.


original_citation: Where Are We? Providing Information for the Clinical Enterprise (17th Health Sciences Lively Lunch) [presentation at 2017 Charleston Conference, November 9, 2017, Charleston, SC]


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