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Hi everyone,
 
 Take a moment to read this.  It's a sad day for libraries when a hospital decides to let go of all its library staff and move to the self-help e-library for it's doctors and staff.  Who will manage the e-resources?  Who will handle questions from doctors?  Who will  _____? (fill in the blank)
 
Kristina Holman
Library Technician
Capital Health, Health Sciences Library
Halifax Infirmary site
 
 

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> article in Rapid City newspaper regarding closing of Rapid City Regional Hospital Library.
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> Hospital library closes to public, goes electronic
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> Medical librarian Pat Hamilton is out of a job on Friday as Rapid City Regional Hospital transitions to a self-help electronic medical library for internal use only.
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> For the past 24 years, Hamilton and her staff of volunteers offered medical library resources to doctors, hospital employees and medical, nursing and pharmacy students. The library's consumer health section also was available to the general public to do research on their medical conditions. Those materials have been donated to the Rapid City Public Library. The electronic library will no longer be available for public use.
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> For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:
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> http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2009/06/09/news/local/doc4a2dc49ab8929495705495.txt

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