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Clinical Medical Librarian Program


The Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) program extends library and information services into the clinical environment. Since 1996, the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Library has offered trained information specialists as part of the healthcare team at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) to provide case-specific information in support of patient care.

CMLs attend morning reports and rounds with the hospitalists, residents, and students and help integrate literature searching of "best evidence" into the patient care setting. Any member of the EVMS/CHKD healthcare team may request information from the CMLs at any time.


The CML program's goal is to provide timely information to medical students, residents, attending doctors, and faculty at the point of need to demonstrate the value of integrating medical knowledge resources into patient care.

The intention of a CML is to provide faculty, students, and staff with the name of at least one person they can call upon as a starting point for assistance with or information about any library service or issue.

The CMLs have received advanced training in information management skills, evidence-based health care practices, and advanced searching skills in over 200 specialized resources that include toxicology, chemical, patent, and genomic data.

Our CMLs are: