Surviving a Merger: Real Life Stories from Librarians Who Have Lived It.
Kellee Selden, Ascension-Columbia St. Mary’s and Michele Matucheski, Ascension Mercy Hospital
Description: Success stories and lessons learned from 2 WHSLA Librarians who have gone through library integration following multiple hospital/health system mergers. Speakers will address needs assessment, licensing, budgeting, merging services, technical challenges, and other considerations. For hospital librarians who are looking to centralize services, have recently merged, or will be impacted by a planned merger.