October is National Medical Librarians Month. The Medical Library Association (MLA) instituted this month to bring attention to the professionals who are the experts on providing excellent health information.
Here at OHSU we have 15 medical librarians who work at collecting materials for the library, deciding which resources to purchase, and helping practitioners, faculty, students, staff, and the public find the best health information. The OHSU Library has a close connection with the National Library of Medicine as the Oregon resource library for the Regional Medical Library at the University of Washington. OHSU librarians also work cooperatively with the 21 hospital librarians in Oregon, and librarians at the other health sciences schools in Oregon.