Measuring Value Task Force

Terms of Reference

Scope:

The Task Force on Measuring the Value of Library Services was formed in February 2013, first meeting March 2013, in response to Goal B of the
HSICT Operational Plan.  The Task Force was established to develop and identify performance indicators that demonstrate the impact our members have on health care and research within their
organizations.

Goals:

  • Identify measures for our members that are relevant to clinical practice, patient care, public health, research, & health policy
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  • Share best practices in benchmarking guidelines and health library standards, and
  • Help our members to function as high level professionals, who will raise the profile of our field.

Tasks:

  • Survey members for:
    • Current practices
    • Expressed needs in reporting value
    • Tools, methods, tips to share.
  • Establish standard benchmarks that can be used or customized for regular reporting.
  • Recommend survey methodology for periodic evaluation of services.
  • Create a toolbox of resources, including those developed by our members, on a web platform accessible to our members.
  • Create a brief resource list of research based reports and articles
    that support the value of library and information services in health
    settings.
  • Work with TAHSNe member librarians to ensure resources and methods are shared. 

Membership:

The Task Force includes representatives from a cross section of HSICT libraries including a designated representative of a TAHSNe member
library. The Executive Director is also a member.

Co-Chairs:

Sheila LaCroix (CAMH) & Jeanna Hough (Halton Health)

Meetings and Reporting

Meetings will be held bi-monthly. The Co-Chairs will report regularly to Management Committee and will provide a progress report at the HSICT
AGM and a final report April, 2014.

 Duration

To June 30, 2014

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