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Tuesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poster Session 2: Poster Board Number 34

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Poster Board Number: 34
Title: A Regional Strategy for Transitioning to a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) in a Health Care Institution
1. What resources and training in knowledge management (KM) concepts will be required?
2. What new competencies and skills might be required for KM?
3. What are the components of the knowledge management center (KMC) template?
4. Does application of the template create more than one model?
Methods: In 2009, the subcommittee began defining a new way forward for hospital libraries, in the form of five key steps: (1) research the library literature, (2) compile a bibliography, (3) review articles on KM, (4) review curricula from various academic institutions offering degrees in KM, and (5) define core components for the KM model template. In November 2010, one of the city’s leading teaching hospitals sent a proposal to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), New England Region (NER), to fund a regional plan for pilot implementation of the KMC template. From December 2010 through March 2011, the NER funded development for: (1) a program to introduce KM concepts to the hospital library community and (2) a curriculum to assist libraries transitioning to a KMC. In March 2011, interested parties signed on as participants to pilot the model template at their institutions. In April 2011, pilot institutions were selected.
Results: Charged with promoting hospital libraries, the hospital library subcommittee (HLS) is part of the Regional Advisory Council of the NN/LM NER. In 2010/11, the NN/LM NER funded HLS to complete strategic planning for a multi-year project. Phase one deliverables included: (1) a training program to introduce KM concepts to regional hospital library community, (2) a guided curriculum to assist libraries interested in transitioning to KMC, (3) a compilation of competencies and skills required for knowledge management, (4) a template detailing components of the KMC model for implementation in a health care institution, and (5) a list of institutions interested in piloting the KMC template to create their model.
Conclusions: As part of its proposal for the next contract period with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the NN/LM NER will request funding for pilot implementation of the KMC model template.
Author: Mark Goldstein, AHIP, Network Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Shrewsbury, MA

Tuesday May 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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