I am Margot Malachowski, a medical librarian working for Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baystate is the only Level 1 trauma center serving Western Massachusetts and is the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. The Health Sciences Library is part of a complex team committed to delivering quality health care. My posts on Point Guard Librarian represent my experiences and interests, and do not represent the views and opinions of Baystate Health.
Why Point Guard Librarian? I am working in the birthplace of basketball. I am by no means a basketball expert! But, I am a good sport. This blog is a way for me to try my hand at sports analogies (when I am feeling particularly brave).
The Point Guard needs to get the ball to the right player at the right time. The person playing this position grasps the big picture and understands the rules of the game (health literacy, anyone?) I hope to use this blog to make a point… or two… or three. My goal is to demonstrate the relevance of medical librarians in addressing patient engagement.