HEALTH BYTES w/ Region 3 - Campus Connections: A Solo Librarian’s Journey (Dec 14, 2022)

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MLA CE Expires: June 14, 2023

"Campus Connections: A Solo Librarian’s Journey Launching a Satellite Health Science Library" is presented by Karina Kletscher, MLIS, AHIP, Reference and Instruction Librarian on the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

With the almost paradoxical shift towards decreasing physical footprints and funding and increasing satellite campuses (and thus constituencies), academic libraries are facing pressure to - in any combination - consolidate, launch, or close physical spaces and move towards digital collections. In the health sciences, this situation is compounded by the rapidly rising cost and amount of electronic health information, the urgency to open academic medical centers in areas with needs for health professionals, and pressures of programs and their professional learners. Karina Kletscher was hired as the solo librarian charged with launching a satellite library on Creighton University’s new regional Health Sciences Campus in Arizona, several states away from Creighton's Nebraska campus. While solo and distance librarianship are not new, these models with various versions of their own aren’t well understood outside of librarianship, especially as they evolve alongside the rapidly changing environment. Kletscher will share her experience as a solo librarian through her journey developing a primarily digital library with a self-service model.

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