Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM)!!
The work of medical librarians should be recognized throughout the year, but October is our official month of observance and celebration. Be sure to take some time, during this month especially, to illustrate to those in your institution your value and the positive impact of having a health sciences information professional on staff. Use this year's theme, Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with your Medical 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 medical librarians.
Display the new 2021 poster (print or electronic) throughout your institution and on its webpages.
Add this email signature to help reinforce your message with every email you send.
Elevate your search skills to better help your library users avoid health misinformation by taking this self-paced course:
Take the NMLM’s theme of Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with Your Medical 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 showing that clinicians make better decisions when partnering with medical 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 about this infographic; be sure to like- and share these posts on your own social media accounts to help raise awareness.
Free poster images for NMLM and throughout the year!
|Poster: "Get reliable, trustworthy health information" - jpg (501KB)|
|Poster: "Provide Better Care. Make Better Decisions. Save Costs" - pdf (796KB)|
|Poster: "Aim for Excellence" - pdf (887KB)|
|Poster: "Are You A Risk Taker?" - jpg, - pdf (5.94MB)|
|Poster: "Critical Knowledge for Challenging Times" - jpg - pdf (3.56MB)|
|Poster: "Saving You Time So You Can Save Lives" - jpg - pdf (9.15MB)|
|Poster: "Medical Librarians: Your Best Return on Investment" - jpg - pdf (3.57MB)|
|Poster: "Medical Librarians: Your Ultimate Search Engine" - jpg (2.38MB)|
|Poster: "Vital Pathways: Better Outcomes Through Health Literacy." - jpg (914KB)|
|Poster: "Dig Deep" - jpg (80KB)|
|Poster: "Fishing for Quality Health Information?" - jpg(3.06MB)|
Promote your services whenever you send an emaill by using one of the email signatures below!
JMLA October 2013 issue: Featuring a series of articles on new and evolving roles for health sciences information professionals
PowerPoint "Myths and Truths About Library Services" (PowerPoint, 2MB): What myths do your administrators believe? Do they think that patient care can remain high quality without library services, that everything is available for free on the Web, or that technology has replaced librarians? Perhaps they think that closing your library will save money. Counter these and other common myths with this presentation, which you can revise to meet your specific needs.
For further information about National Medical Librarians Month, please contact Tomi Gunn, 312.419.9094 x11.