Resources for Health Libraries Undergoing a Review


ALIA Resources

Guidelines for special libraries undergoing services reviews

Useful publications

(Australian unless otherwise noted)

Impact of a Hospital Library Service at a Regional Health Service in Australia (2022).

Evidence Searches Undertaken by Knowledge and Library Specialists Save the Time of Health Care Professionals and Produce an Economic Benefit to the NHS in England (2022, UK)

Analysis of a Hospital Librarian Mediated Literature Search Service at a Regional Health Service in Australia (2020). 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

Value Proposition: The Gift of Time (2020, UK)

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

10 ways that libraries and information services power the health sector (2017).

The clinical and economic value of health libraries in patient care (2015). CITED BY

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia (2013)

Questions of life and death : an investigation into the value of health library and information services in Australia (2012). CITED BY

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

Evidence You Can Use To Communicate Library Value (MLA, US)

Library review / business case documents

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