Malone M.B.,Cooper University Hospital Library
Journal of Hospital Librarianship | Year: 2010
Not many libraries have the opportunity to create a patient education library. Cooper University librarians were challenged with the unique situation of developing a Planetree resource center for patients and their families in an architecturally designed glass space in the center of the new atrium lobby while undergoing a major building project that moved the medical library from the back of the building to the entrance. This article describes the librarians' approach from the basic concept through vision and mission to the creation and challenges of a working center. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.