Medicine Liaison Librarian University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
Background: Over recent years, our land grant institution’s College of Medicine has expanded medical education to students at three satellite campuses, in addition to the main campus. The geographically disperse and distinct campuses have provided both challenges and opportunities for our medical library.
This poster will highlight how our medical library is serving the geographically disperse College of Medicine’s students and residents. In addition, this poster will showcase how the medical library and Medicine Librarian have addressed the challenges providing services and resource to remote campuses, as well as the collaborative and exciting opportunities that have arisen.
Description: In addition to discussing the transition to a more and more remote service model, the presenter will highlight: • the collaborations and partnerships with other state university libraries and librarians in providing remote services to students located across the state; • a creative use of guides to provide curriculum embedded library resources to students at remote campuses; and • tools and activities that have been used in providing remote services.
In addition to these topics, the presenter will display a series of guides that have been created through collaboration with the College of Medicine. The importance of mobile accessibility and use of open educational resources will be discussed.
Conclusion: This project provides an example of how librarians can implement and grow information services to remote and growing medical education campuses. Furthermore, the presenter will provided some of the feedback given by College of Medicine students, staff, and faculty over the first year of implementation.