Have you heard the good news?
Preston Medical Library is moving to a new location in the hospital – near Wood Auditorium and the pharmacy.
Although the library’s location will be new, the same services and resources will be provided.
For example, there will still be a conference room, a computer room, and the same convenient hours.
What will be new?
The library will be 2,000 feet larger than the current location. Since the new library will be all on one floor instead of two floors, it will appear even more spacious.
Compact shelving will provide room for the library’s book collection to grow.
An especially exciting feature of the new library will be the Health Information Center – a designated area with resources for patients and the community.
The Health Information Center will better spotlight a longstanding library service frequently referred to as “Knoxville’s best kept secret” - Preston’s Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (CAPHIS).
CAPHIS services and resources are designed to help educate patients and to enhance patient care.
The Health Information Center and Preston Medical Library's new location in the heart of the hospital will add value to the UT Medical Center community and to the community at large.
Preston employees look forward to welcoming patrons to the library’s new location on Tuesday, September 2.
The Health Information Center will open at a later date.
During the weeks preceding the move, access to the library’s services and resources will be disrupted as minimally as possible.
During the move, the library is scheduled to be closed August 22-August 31.
In observance of the University of Tennessee holiday closing policy, the library will be closed on Labor Day, September 1.
Preceding and during the move, all patient care related requests will be fulfilled.
Move-related details will be announced via the library’s blog and Facebook page. News will also be published in the hospital’s electronic newsletter, the eMonitor.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-305-9525.
In the meantime, be on the look-out for this image – a sure sign of move-related news.
Post by Donna Doyle