October 26, 2021

Ontario: Windsor Public Library Eyes Mega-Hospital for Location of ‘Innovative’ Branch

From The Windsor Star:

The Windsor Public Library and Windsor Regional Hospital announced Monday the two will explore the possibility of opening a branch at the proposed acute-care hospital at County Road 42 and Concession 9 in Windsor.

Library CEO Kitty Pope said the library has nine locations throughout the city and the new hospital branch would help to better serve residents in South Windsor.

“Right now, 40 per cent of the reference questions the library receives are health related,” Pope said.

From the CBC:

“The concept is an information hub that brings our customers inside a state-of-the-art, regional healthcare facility and promotes further partnerships and collaboration,” said Library CEO Kitty Pope, explaining about 40 per cent of library reference questions are health-related.

“This location gives us a unique opportunity to partner with medical professionals and offer new services to the community,” she added.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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