Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Burns
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081001290
  • ISBN-13: 9780081001295
  • DDC: 027.662
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 52 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This book brings to light the current job responsibilities of the healthcare librarian, but at the same time reveals a dichotomy. In theory, advances in healthcare research promise better care and improved safety for patients. In practice, there are barriers that undermine change. The author calls attention to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time when clinical information delivery to the doctor or nurse is equal to or more important than how wired the hospital is. This is a book for healthcare stakeholders who support evidence-based practice and for those considering entering medical librarianship. The profession is in flux as hospitals must decide whether they can afford a library and librarian or whether they can afford not to have one.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
About the Author.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Forethoughts.
2: Bedrock Services.
3: Purchasing.
4: Maintaining Electronic Resources.
5: All-Around Support.
6: Afterthoughts.
References.
Index.