Southeastern administers two funding programs that connect New Yorkers with medical information.
- The Medical Information Services Program (MISP) makes consumer health and medical information available at no cost to New Yorkers by paying inter-library loan fees for medical or health resources.
- The Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) supports access to medical information for hospital librarians and medical staff by subsidizing the purchase of medical resources for hospital libraries.
Southeastern maintains the Medical Information Gateway to help New Yorkers discover, access, and use accurate medical information.
Medical Information Services Program
The MISP program improves access to medical and clinical information for health professionals and facilitates access to consumer health information. New Yorkers in the Southeastern region are eligible to use the MISP funds allocated to Southeastern. Information requests must be related to patient care, consumer health, medical research, or the education of health practitioners.
Contact: Kelsey Milner or Sarah Holsted
- Librarians – Use this online form to send your request to Southeastern or send a request to Southeastern via OCLC (ZSE).
- Medical staff – Refer requests to your hospital librarian.
- Students, parents, teachers, searchers… – Refer requests to your local public, school, or college / university library. They will contact Southeastern. Or, if you have an email address, use PubMed to find accurate citations. Send citations to Southeastern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Library Services Program
The HLSP program uses a grant from New York state to subsidize the purchase of the resources for hospital libraries in the region to meet the information needs of hospital medical staff, so they can provide the best quality patient care. Hospitals / hospital libraries must be a member of Southeastern to be eligible for this funding program.
Contact: Sarah Holsted
Hospital library members receive the following benefits:
- A grant that subsidizes the purchase of library electronic resources and technology infrastructure.
- A grant that subsidizes the cost of borrowing library resources for medical staff and hospital administration.
- Access to the consortial purchase of library electronic resources and technology infrastructure that no hospital library could afford to purchase alone.
- Access to technical and library support services provided by Southeastern.
- Access to networking and professional development opportunities for hospital librarians.
- Access to the services and support provided by a professional librarian through the VITAL Staffing service from Southeastern.