You might want to post this question on [log in to unmask]

Diane Boehr
Cataloging Unit Head
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

301-402-1211 (fax)
[log in to unmask]

-----Original Message-----
From: Martha Preddie [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 7:39 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Prison hospital library/unusual environment!


Does anyone know of a librarian working in a prison
(penitentiary/correctional institution) hospital library in the federal or
state system? To the best of my knowledge  I believe I am the only one (in
the federal system).  I have called all the federal medical centers attached
to prisons in this country and have found none that have medical librarians.
Does anyone know of any such library/librarian overseas? I have not called
state prison hospitals, with the exception of one in NC, that does not have
a medical librarian either.  Finally, and this is a somewhat crazy question
:) does anyone know of a medical librarian working in an unusual
environment/organization or serving a unique type of clientele?  I work in
an OPL, and I provide library services to the medical staff not the inmates.

Looking forward to your feedback.

Thank you very much for your assistance.


Martha Preddie
Medical Librarian
Federal Medical Center,
Old Highway 75
Butner, NC 27509.
[log in to unmask]
919-575-3900 ext 5190
919-575-4809 (fax)