Health Librarianship: An Introduction
295 pages • 7 x 10
This book provides an overview of the current trends and issues in health librarianship through the eyes of leading scholars and practitioners.
Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners.
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.
- Presents current information on key issues and trends in health librarianship from contributors with many decades of combined experience
- An ideal textbook for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians.
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