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How to Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month

National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) is an annual observance that recognizes and appreciates the critical role that health information professionals play in healthcare, research, and education. Your work ensures that healthcare providers, researchers, students, and patients have access to accurate and up-to-date information, increasing the quality of patient care and the advancement of medical knowledge. October is your time to celebrate!

Yes, we do that!

In healthcare and hospital settings, your crucial role in ensuring the availability of high-quality health and research information is often overlooked. This year's theme reminds and encourages your users to turn to you to find that essential piece:

  • Expert Search & Analysis
  • Improved Outcomes
  • Instruction & Training
  • Skilled Information Management
  • Vetted AI-Generation Information

How to Celebrate

Here are several resources you can use to raise awareness of the work you do. Visit the official NMLM page for more information.

  • Print and display this year's official posters in your institution where clinicians, students, nurses, administrators, and patients can see them.
  • Share your Impact Story to help spread the word and recognize the value and positive impact of medical librarians.
  • Submit an article to MLAConnect to feature your latest projects and kudos to colleagues. Don’t forget to review "How to Submit an MLAConnect Article" for help with the submission process.
  • Add an official banner to your email signature and don't forget to link to the official NMLM page.
  • Follow MLA on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and LinkedIn. Let us know what other channels you’d like to see us on! Tag the official MLA accounts and use the official hashtags #medlibs and #NMLM for a chance to get a reaction and reshare.
  • Like, comment, and share NMLM posts whether they are from HQ or your peers to help spread the awareness of why more healthcare professionals should work with their medical librarians and health information professionals.

If you have any questions, please contact Tomi Gunn, Senior Manager, Community Engagement.

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