CommComm posted on October 21, 2011 00:35

This information has been up before, but  I just want to keep everyone posted on our changes.

You may be hearing rumors about the changes coming to the Welch Medical Library, but here are the facts. Please consider these changes to be “transitions,” because this is exactly what our new stage on the Hopkins campus is really about. Our people will still be here to serve patrons, and we consider that to be thee most important element. We’re excited about this new stage because we intend to provide even better resources and service. In moving forward our vision is really quite simple: how can we serve you best?


The Welch library building will be closing to patron access.


When                                                     December 31st, 2011.


Why?              95% of the items you use are available electronically, we can deliver the rest to you.


Library Informationists are available to work with you in your office, lab, department, research team meeting, grand rounds or class.


What does this mean?


1) No change to: online journals, databases and bibliographic tools.


2) Anyone with an office address can have materials delivered there.


3) Starting the second quarter (October 20 for the School of Public Health, October 24 for the School of Medicine)      

Five new locations will be available for delivery and return of print materials and print reserves:

a) 9th floor, Hampton House

b) First floor lounge, Bloomberg School of Public Health

c) Graduate Computing Center, Preclinical Teaching Building

d) Carol J. Gray Study Room (NIRC), SON, Rm. 313

e) School of Medicine Reserve Room- 306, Armstrong Building



 Print reserves will be available at the 5 locations mentioned above.



The Institute of the History of Medicine and the Historical Collection Library will remain open to visitors and patrons Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



On the Podcast (see below) the Director of the Welch Library, Nancy Roderer, speaks about the upcoming changes and provides some background information on the necessity for the Library's evolution.



WELCH PODCAST #2, October.mp3 (16.62 mb)



Alonzo LaMont

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