by Priscilla Stephenson
For me, this was one of the better MLA experiences. I saw just the right combination of old friends and made new ones. My section’s business meeting was actually interesting, and I was fortunate to hear several terrific contributed papers.
I gravitate toward research papers, and I was glad to have had the opportunity to hear Julia Esparza’s presentation, a significant research project evaluating the impact of the clinical librarian program she manages at LSU. Her paper, “The Effect of a Clinical Medical Librarian as Part of an Internal Medicine Team on Hospital Length of Stay and Costs, reported on a well-designed and well-executed project spanning an eighteen-month period of a clinical librarianship program with two internal medicine teams.
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