Want Magnet designation? Ask a Librarian.

Hospital librarians play a vital role in helping their hospitals achieve and maintain Magnet designation.  Librarians find pertinent literature, provide instruction and editing, assist with reference management and more.

Here is a sampling of literature that describes the interprofessional partnership between hospital librarians and nursing in pursuit of Magnet designation. Rochester Regional Health employees can contact their library for copies of any of these articles.

Impact of Hospital Librarian’s Participation in the Magnet Program: A Solo Librarian’s Journey. Sinha, L. Journal of Hospital Librarianship Vol. 17 , Iss. 3,2017

The magnet journey: Opportunities for librarians to partner with nurses. Allen, M. P., Allison, M. M., Bandy, M. M., Kennedy, J. C., & Sherwill-Navarro, P. (2009). Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 97(4), 302-307.

Evidence-based practice mentors: Taking information literacy to the units in a teaching hospital. Arguelles, C. (2011). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 11(1), 8-22.

Growing opportunities in the hospital library: Measuring the collection needs of hospital clinicians. Bloom, M., & Marks, L. (2013).  Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 13(2), 113-119.

Transforming practice through publication: A community hospital approach to the creation of a research-intensive environment. Brockopp, D., Hill, K., Moe, K., & Wright, L. (2016). The Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(1), 38-42.

Lifelong learning for nurses-building a strong future. Dee, C. R., & Reynolds, P. (2013). Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 32(4), 451-458.

Knowledge-based information to improve the quality of patient care. Garcia, J. L., & Wells, K. K. (2009). Journal for Healthcare Quality : Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, 31(1), 30-35.

Library support for the magnet model. (2011). National Network, 35(3), 2.

Librarian involvement in magnet criteria: A focus on new knowledge, innovations, and improvements. Liston, M. B. (2012). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12(2), 112-119.

Evaluation of an evidence-based practice tutorial for nurses: A useful tool and some lessons learned. Miglus, J. D., & Froman, R. D. (2016). Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(6), 266-271.

The road not taken: Consumer information in nursing training for magnet re-certification. Muallem, M. (2010).  Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 10(1), 64-71.

The hospital library as a “magnet force” for a research and evidence-based nursing culture: A case study of two magnet hospitals in one health system. Rourke, D. R. (2007). Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 26(3), 47-54.

Magnet again! librarian’s role in research collaboration to maintain magnet status. Schwartz, L. M., & Iobst, B. J. (2008). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 8(1), 72-81.

Magnet hospitals/magnetic libraries — the hospital medical library: A resource for achieving magnet status. Sherwill-Navarro, P., & Roth, K. L. (2007).Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 7(3), 21-31.

Librarian-nurse partnerships support and sustain a magnet culture. Weaver, D., & Kotzer, A. M. (2011). Communicating Nursing Research, 44, 511.

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