Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st by Elizabeth C Burns

By Elizabeth C Burns

This publication brings to mild the present activity obligations of the healthcare librarian, yet even as unearths a dichotomy. In thought, advances in healthcare study promise greater care and more suitable safeguard for sufferers. In perform, there are obstacles that undermine switch. the writer calls recognition to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time while scientific details supply to the medical professional or nurse is the same as or extra very important than how stressed out the medical institution is. this can be a booklet for healthcare stakeholders who aid evidence-based perform and for these contemplating coming into scientific librarianship. The occupation is in flux as hospitals needs to come to a decision whether or not they can have the funds for a library and librarian or whether or not they can find the money for to not have one.

  • Discusses present developments in healthcare librarianship
  • Describes the day-by-day task duties of a hospital librarian
  • Looks at boundaries to hospitals training evidence-based medicine
  • Connects superior sufferer care to healthcare librarian services

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You may be aware and gratified by your contributions to your patrons’ information needs, but if no one knows about it, you will personify the person who checks out books. If the reader is thinking about entering healthcare librarianship, be aware that this profession is in dynamic flux. Networking may be the operative word as we reimagine our profession. We have the technology which is already synonymous with networking. What is lagging behind is the perception of the librarian as limited and tied to the library.

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