This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions. The book has 16 chapters, each authored by an experienced medical librarian and is organized logically into 4 sections: *The Profession, *Collection Services, *User Services, and *Administrative Services. Each chapter contains photographs, figures, tables, and charts illustrating the essential concepts introduced. Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical librarianship.
List of Illustrations List of Tables Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Editorial Board PART I: The Profession Chapter 1. Health Sciences Librarianship in Context By James Shedlock Introduction The Health Sciences Library Profession Health Sciences Librarianship Environments The National Library of Medicine Library Organizations Education for Health Sciences Librarianship Entering the Health Sciences Library Profession: Job Opportunities and the Hiring Process Professional Involvement and Keeping Current Summary Study Questions References Chapter 2. The Health Sciences Environment By Gale G. Hannigan and Jonathan D. Eldredge Introduction U.S. Health Care Health Professionals' Education Biomedical Research Health and Global Health Summary Study Questions References Chapter 3. Emerging Trends in Health Sciences Librarianship Jonathan D. Eldredge and Gale G. Hannigan Introduction Trend One: Evidence-Based Practice Trend Two: Active Learning Trend Three: Innovative Research Collaborations Trend Four: Strategies for Adapting New Technologies How to Stay Abreast of Emerging Trends Summary Study Questions References PART II: Collection Services Chapter 4. Collection Development in Health Sciences Libraries Holly Phillips Introduction Modern Collection Development Collection Development Policies Putting Policy into Practice Resource Budgets Keeping Current Summary Study Questions References Chapter 5. Technical Services Megan Del Baglivo, C. Steven Douglas, and Maria M. Pinkas Introduction Acquisitions Collection Organization Summary Study Questions References Chapter 6. Technology Services in Health Sciences Libraries Nancy R. Glassman Introduction Technology Today Planning Security Electronic Health Records Connecting with Patrons Systems Mobile Technologies Emerging Technologies Keeping Current Summary Study Questions References PART III: User Services Chapter 7. Reference and Information Services in Health Sciences Libraries Marie Ascher Introduction What is Reference? Reference Functions The Reference Interview and Encounter Types of Users in Health Sciences Libraries Reference Statistics and Transactions Staffing and Scheduling of Reference Service - New Models of Service Virtual Reference Services Summary Study Questions References Chapter 8. Research Services and Database Searching in Health Sciences Libraries Lee A. Vucovich Introduction Information Needs of Biomedical Researchers Searching Biomedical Research Databases Supporting Evidence-Based Practice Conducting Expert Searches Improving Research Services Summary Study Questions References Chapter 9. Outreach Services in Health Sciences Libraries Michele R. Tennant Introduction Internal Outreach External Outreach - Outreach to the Community Outreach for Visibility Summary Study Questions References Chapter 10. Research Data Management and the Health Sciences Librarian Andrew Creamer, Elaine R. Martin, and Donna Kafel Introduction Background What is RDM? Why Manage Research Data? Common RDM Challenges RDM Services and Roles for Health Sciences Librarians Librarian RDM Skills and Competencies Librarian RDM Tools and Resources Summary Study Questions References Chapter 11. Instruction in Health Sciences Libraries Maureen "Molly" Knapp Introduction History Generations and Learning Learning Paradigms Disruptive Technology and Health Sciences Instruction Hospital Libraries and Instruction User Education and Instructional Mechanics Instructional Design - Creating Your Class Web-Based Learning Summary Study Questions References Chapter 12. Access Services: Circulation, Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan in Health Sciences Libraries Everly Brown, Na Lin, and Megan Wolff Introduction Access Services Circulation Services Course Reserves Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Summary Study Questions References Chapter 13. Consumer Health Information Services Kay Hogan Smith Introduction Overview of Consumer Health Information Services Establishing and Managing a Consumer Health Information Service Summary Study Questions References PART IV: Administrative Services Chapter 14. Library Administration in Health Sciences Libraries Diana Cunningham Introduction What is a Library Administrator or Manager? Some Management Theories or Tools Institutional Organization and Structure Management Competencies Managing the Environment Roles of the Director: Up, Down, and Out! Role of Standards and Accreditation Evaluation and Assessment Generating Support Summary Study Questions References Chapter 15. Physical Space in Health Sciences Libraries Stewart Brower Introduction Factors in Space Planning and Design Space Needs of Different Types of Health Sciences Libraries Functions and Space Needs of Health Sciences Libraries The Need for Space Summary Study Questions References Chapter 16. New Roles and New Horizons for Health Sciences Librarians and Libraries Margaret E. Henderson Introduction Transformation of Health Sciences Librarianship Expanded Roles in Research Clinical Librarians and Hospital Libraries Collaborations Alternative Roles and Activities The Changing Health Sciences Library Organization Summary Study Questions References About the Editor and Contributors Index