Five members of the East Central Illinois Consortium met on 5/5/2016 in Danville, IL. As a part of the meeting, they toured the Medical Library and Patient’s Library in the VA Illiana Health Care System Library. Named one of the most patient-friendly Veteran’s Affairs libraries, this facility provides services to the medical and nursing staff at the VA as well offering a large selection of popular movies on DVD, novels, nonfiction, audiobooks, a computer lab for career development, and a consumer health collection. The library also offers comfortable seating inside for reading and a beautiful outdoor patio area with tables and bird feeders. Other amenities inside include an electric fireplace, DVD viewing lounge, and an acoustic guitar.
The library is run by Kevin McLaughlin, who started in the fall of 2015. Kevin previously worked in Government Documents at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library. Please welcome Kevin to the health science library community, and if you are in the Danville area be sure to stop by and visit his beautiful library.