Medical libraries

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia. Summary

Health Libraries Inc (based in Victoria) and Health Libraries Australia (a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association) commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics and Planning to survey health libraries across the nation and from this to assess the return on the annual investment in these services to their organisations. 

The community returns generated by Australian health libraries. Final report

The Australian Library and Information Association, Health Libraries Australia and Health Libraries Inc worked with SGS Economics & Planning Pty Ltd (SGS) to contrast the costs and benefits associated with the operation of health libraries across Australia; the aim of this research being to demonstrate the net benefits these libraries confer.

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia

The purpose of this report is to assist library and information professionals to present the business case for health libraries within their organisation. By doing so, we hope health libraries will be able to maintain their excellent service to medical practitioners; a service which impacts directly on positive health outcomes for patients.

Opening the doors of perception: reinventing an alcohol and drug information service

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation describes the work of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) which has historically provided an information service, including a traditional library service, to internal and external clients, but shifting environmental factors within the library and broader information provision fields stimulated the service to look beyond its traditional functions to define its place within a new paradigm.

National Newsletter (March 1999)

Contents: Health libraries news and views - National Executive now in Victoria; analysis of ALIA HLS membership; Health Libraries brochure now available; Anne Harrison award; ALIA Divisional reporting to General Council, Health Libraries Section - key issues for the section in 1999, division objectives for 1999, activities planned for 1999; Conference update; National Executive: Stephen Due, Veronica Delafosse, David Lloyd, Lorena Smirneos, Helen Stanton, Gabby Fennessy.

Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

 

National Newsletter (September 1998)

Contents: Visions of the future: reflections on the past report on the centennial meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23-27 May 1998 by Rolf Schafer and Walter McGrath; news from the sections: ACT - information gateway, SA - nomination of Nereda Wilkinson for Merit Award; HealthWIZ Online: new health information library on the Net; online health services unite; National Guidelines for Hospital Libraries; National Executive: Tricia Scolaro, Cheryl Hamill, Anne Batt, Gillian McCardle.

Original document in ALIA House, Canberra.

 

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