Resources for Health Libraries Undergoing a Review

ALIA Resources

Useful Publications

Library Review / Business Case Documents

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ALIA Resources

Guidelines for special libraries experiencing service reviews

Guidelines for undertaking a library review (perspective from the other side)

Useful Publications (Australian unless otherwise noted)

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of

health libraries in Australia, 2013.

The Clinical and Economic Value of Health Libraries in Patient Care, 2015.

     Cited By

The economic value and clinical impact of the South Australian Health Library Service 2011–2016: A case study in organizational performance and survival, 2017.

     Cited By

Hospital Librarians’ Contributions to Health Services’ Accreditation: An Account of the Health Libraries for the National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standards (HeLiNS) Research Project, 2016-18, 2020.

     Cited By

Questions of life and death: an investigation into the value of health library and information services in Australia, 2012.

10 ways that libraries and information services power the health sector, 2017

Thriving not just surviving – resilience in a special library is dependent on knowing why you exist (not simply what you do), 2010

NHS Library and Knowledge Services Value Proposition: The Gift of Time, 2020, UK

(includes 10 key messages)

Library Review / Business Case Documents

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Future proofing your Library service

Thriving not just surviving – resilience in a special library is dependent on knowing why you exist (not simply what you do), 2010. [Australian]

The Goldilocks Method: Demonstrating Your Value in Small, Medium, & Large Bites, 2019

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