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Title Introduction to health sciences librarianship / M. Sandra Wood, editor
Published Binghamton, NY : Haworth Information Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 493 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Overview of health sciences libraries and librarianship / Mary Moore -- The health care environment / Logan Ludwig -- Journal collection development : challenges, issues and strategies / Laurie L. Thompson, Mori Lou Higa -- Monographic and digital resource collection development / Esther Carrigan, Mori Lou Higa, Rajia Tobia -- Organizing resources for information access / Maggie Wineburgh-Freed -- Access issues / Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, Cindy Scroggins -- Information services in health sciences libraries / Elizabeth H. Wood -- Information retrieval in the health sciences / Elizabeth H. Wood -- Marketing, public relations, and communication / Patricia C. Higginbottom, Lisa A. Ennis -- Information literacy education in health sciences libraries / Stewart M. Brower -- Evidence-based practice / Jonathan D. Eldredge -- Health informatics / K. Ann McKibbon, Ellen Gay Detlefsen -- Management in academic health sciences libraries / Francesca Allegri, Martha Bedard -- Management of and issues specific to hospital libraries / Dixie A. Jones -- Library space planning / Elizabeth Connor -- Special services provided by health sciences libraries / Brenda L. Seago -- Health sciences librarianship in rare book and special collections / Stephen J. Greenberg, Patricia E. Gallagher -- Consumer health information / Catherine Arnott Smith
Summary The general term "health sciences libraries" covers a wide range of areas beyond medical libraries, such as biomedical, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and others. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides a sound foundation to all aspects of these types of libraries to students and librarians new to the field. This helpful guide provides a helpful overview of the health care environment, technical services, public services, management issues, academic health sciences, hospital libraries, health informatics, evidence-based practice, and more. This text provides crucial information every beginning and practicing health sciences librarian needs -- all in one volume. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship presents some of the most respected librarians and educators in the field, each discussing important aspects of librarianship, including technical services, public services, administration, special services, and special collections. This comprehensive volume provides all types of librarians with helpful general, practical, and theoretical knowledge about this profession. The book's unique "A Day in the Life of ..." feature describes typical days of health sciences librarians working in special areas such as reference or consumer health, and offers anyone new to the field a revealing look at what a regular workday is like. The text is packed with useful figures, screen captures, tables, and references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Medical librarianship.
Medical librarianship -- United States
Medical libraries.
Library science.
Dental libraries.
Hospital libraries.
Nursing libraries.
Libraries, Medical
Library Science
Libraries, Dental
Libraries, Hospital
Libraries, Nursing
library science.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries.
Nursing libraries
Medical libraries
Library science
Hospital libraries
Dental libraries
Medical librarianship
Medizinische Bibliothek
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Wood, M. Sandra
LC no. 2007047081
ISBN 9781136614385