Enhancing Health Information Access After Hours in a Hospital Setting

The aim of this project is to enhance access to health information for users of the Matthews-Fuller Library Health Sciences Library MFHSL at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DHMC when the information desk is not staffed. The desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM, but the space is open to and widely used by medical students, residents, nurses, and DHMC providers 24/7. This project consists of two initiatives. We will purchase and install a set of digital lockers in the hallway outside of the library that can be used to provide after-hours pickup of checked out materials to providers who are unable to visit the desk during working hours. We will also purchase and set up a computer kiosk that patrons can use to look up items, submit a research request, or find materials related to common questions.

Project Details

Organization Name

Dartmouth College Library - Dana Biomedical Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Amanda Scull

New Hampshire
Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Educator, College & Post-grad
Health care Provider
Public Health Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)