Workshop: The Evolving Librarian

Responding to changes in the workplace and in healthcare

  • Thursday, April 18
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Place: OU-Tulsa Schusterman Campus

Thanks to all who attended the Evolving Librarian workshop and helped to make it such a success!
We were happy to host Michelle Kraft as well as thirty librarians from our region in our all day learning experience.


Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarians roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition.  Disruptive technology, society and changes made by the Affordable Healthcare Act not only impact on patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them.  Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact.  Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment.  This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on. Librarians will be asked to analyze their library and library services and create a strategy plan to position it for the future.

Registration is open now but space is limited. This workshop is open to all medical librarians, faculty, and library students, and hospital librarians are encouraged to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there is no registration fee for the event. The workshop will qualify for 6 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

The NN/LM SCR has funding available for travel expenses.  Contact Michelle Malizia for more information.

Nearby hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Midtown

Doubletree Warren Place

Michelle Kraft

About the presenter

Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP, is Senior Medical Librarian at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library.  Over her 15 year career, she has worked both in a large hospital library as well as a community hospital library as a semi solo librarian. She has experienced how technology, budgets, and people have changed medical librarianship requiring her to rethink the way things are done in order to better meet the new needs of her patrons.