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Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM)!!

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Kick off NMLM using the 2022 theme: Make Better Decisions Faster: Consult Your Health Information Professional. 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, especially in October, to illustrate to those in your institution your value and the positive impact of having a health sciences information professional on staff. 


Use an email signature to help reinforce your message with every email you send. 

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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 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.

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

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

 Make Better Decisions With a Medical Librarian (3) (133KB PDF)

Access resources from 2020 and earlier:

Past NMLM Resources