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Celebrate Health Sciences Librarians!!

Celebrate the work of health sciences librarians by illustrating your value and the positive impact of having a health sciences information professional on staff. Use the theme, Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with your Health Sciences Librarian, and the promotional materials on this page to help remind doctors, nurses, students, and administrators, that when it comes to finding credible health information quickly and efficiently, there are no better partners than health sciences librarians.

Display the poster (print or electronic) throughout your institution and on its webpages.

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Health Science Librarian Letter-Size Poster

Add this email signature to help reinforce your message with every email you send. 

 Health Science Librarian Email Signature

Download email signature

Elevate your search skills to better help your library users avoid health misinformation by taking this self-paced course:

The Art of Expert Searching: Searching Beyond PubMed

Take the theme of Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with Your Health Sciences Librarian as inspiration for learning. Expert searching is an art mastered by librarians. This self-paced course will raise your searching skills to an expert level and help you better assist your patrons in avoiding medical misinformation. Take advantage of all the tools and resources offered through the class and learn how to develop complex, effective search strategies. Download the worksheets and forms and put your skills to practice right away.

Print, email, and post the following infographics that show how clinicians make better decisions when partnering with health sciences librarians

You can use infographics in several different ways:

  • Print it out and post it where your colleagues will see it
  • Email it to your colleagues with a message outlining the service you provide
  • Post it to social media. Note: MLA is also posting on social media using this infographic; be sure to like- and share these posts on your own social media accounts to help raise awareness.

Make Better Decisions With a Health Sciences Librarian (1) (111KB PDF)

Make Better Decisions With a Health Sciences Librarian (2) (45KB PDF)

Make Better Decisions With a Health Sciences Librarian (3) (124KB PDF)

Go back to National Medical Librarian Month Page.