Health Librarianship: An Introduction, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Jeffrey T. Huber, Feili Tu-Keefner
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610698878
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698870
  • DDC: 026.61
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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With health care reform and the Affordable Care Act driving up demand for ready access to health and biomedical information by both health care providers and healthcare consumers, health librarianship plays a critical role in facilitating access to that information. Health Librarianship: An Introduction places health librarianship within the health care context, covering librarianship within this specific environment as well as other perspectives relevant to health librarianship. The book addresses the basic functions of librarianship-for example, management and administration, public services, and technical services-within the health care context as well as issues unique to health librarianship like health literacy, consumer health, and biomedical informatics. This book is an outstanding textbook for library and information sciences classes and will also be of interest to those considering a career change to health librarianship.



  • Jeffrey T. Huber
  • Feili Tu-Keefner

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overview of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarianship.
2: Overview of the Healthcare Environment.
3: Situating Health Librarianship within the Healthcare Environment.
4: Evidence-Based Healthcare/Evidence-Based Practice.
5: Government Agency and Professional Association Resources and Services.
6: Health Librarianship: Management and Administration.
7: Technical Services in Health Sciences Libraries.
8: Public Services in Health Sciences Libraries.
9: Information Retrieval.
10: Historical Collections in Health Sciences Libraries.
11: Interpersonal Skills to the Fore: Consumer Health Librarianship.
12: Health Literacy.
13: Outreach Services.
14: Special Populations.
15: Health and Biomedical Informatics.
About the Editors and Contributors.