With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its ever-increasing burden on the health care system, many health sciences students are being removed from their clinical rotations. In lieu of these valuable experiences, students are returning to the classroom in need of higher-level clinical textbooks.
Heather Laferriere, health sciences informationist at the Eskind Biomedical Library, was contacted by a clinical coordinator from VUMC’s Allied Health Cardiovascular Perfusion programs. She, along with acquisitions team members Monica Sanchez and Angel Craddock, were able to identify purchase options and get a textbook licensed and activated expeditiously.
Laferriere was once again contacted by another coordinator looking for the latest edition of a book on cardiac surgery which was not available. Philip Walker, director of the Eskind Biomedical Library, and Laferriere identified three other recently published eBooks which were already in the library’s collection and substituted nicely. “You are the best” was the satisfied patron’s comment to the team.