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Regional Library Services (WOHKN): About RLS

Meet your Librarian

Ryan Verbey-Verutis

Welcome to the Regional Library Service (RLS) website!

I joined Woodstock Hospital in February 2021, replacing Bailey Urso and Devin New as the health sciences librarian, and I am excited to support Woodstock Hospital and the RLS partners!

I completed my Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at Western University in 2018, and since then I have worked in the library at a variety of different organizations, including the University of Guelph and Maple Leaf Educational Systems. In addition to conducting and publishing my own research in the social sciences, I have experience with reference services and instruction. I am eager to build on the excellent ideas that Bailey and Devin brought to the library and continue to find new and innovative ways to support you and your work.

I am usually in the Health Library at Woodstock Hospital Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but I also make visits to other sites. You can always contact me at rverbeyverutis@wgh.on.ca or library@wgh.on.ca. Feel free to say hello or chat with me about how the library can support you and your work. I look forward to getting to know you!

 

About RLS

About the Regional Library Service

The Regional Library Service (RLS) model provides professional library services to contracted health organizations.  The RLS supports all hospital personnel and contributes to patient care, education and research.

Mission

The Regional Library Service (RLS) provides high quality information resources and services for evidence-based decision making at each of its participating health organizations. Guided by the strategic initiatives of each participating health organization as well as professional library standards, the RLS supports patient care, education and research needs.

Vision

That decision-makers (clinicians, researchers, administrators, staff, and consumers) at RLS participation health organizations will have accurate and timely information, where and when they need it, and in the format they find most useful.

Values

Access: to provide access information in all forms and for all persons.
Service: to provide the best quality service possible, at all times, to all users.
Stewardship: to make the most efficient use of resources.

Regional Library Service

 

The Regional Library Service serves staff at Woodstock Hospital, Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Four Counties Health Services (Newbury), Peterborough Regional Health Centre, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital (Simcoe), West Haldimand General Hospital (Hagersville) Regional Support Associates (RSA), and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC). 

Librarian

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Ryan Verbey-Verutis
Contact:
Woodstock Hospital
310 Juliana Drive
Woodstock ON N4C 0A4
library@wgh.on.ca
519-421-4233 Ext. 2735

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