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Objective: Increase Awareness of Medical Librarians, the Library and Information Resources available Methods: A

Objective: Increase Awareness of Medical Librarians, the Library and Information Resources available Methods: A Contest to win an i. Pod doc Why a contest to win an i. Pod doc? § Make it fun § Motivation to participate § Increase awareness of § Librarians § Medical Library location § New Library Facebook page § Resources in the library § Resources available electronically § Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month “I Spy” the Library: Promoting Hospital Library Services while Celebrating National Medical Librarians Month Emily Eresuma, Senior Medical Librarian, Primary Children’s Medical Library The Contest: A Scavenger Hunt of library services and collections Scavenger Hunt Questions: § Asked the entrants to explore the library’s physical and electronic resources § Posted online each Monday and Friday in October § Located on the library’s Facebook page and intranet page § Answers received in person or through email § Each answer was an entry to win the i. Pod doc § No requirement to answer all questions to win Results: § 141 Entries § 53 different participants § 24 departments “I think these questions are a really great idea—it’s helping me get more used to the services the library provides—I even shared what I found with Rouett!” (Her director) Bonnie Corbett, Infection Prevention *See scavenger hunt questions in handout. Conclusions: § New way to market Library Services § Met new library customers § Provided a fun avenue to reach non-clinical departments § Participants learned by doing