Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Much of traditional library disaster planning focuses on recovery of facilities and collections, while relatively little planning focuses on preparing libraries to continue to offer selected services to their patrons throughout a disaster [1]. This article reports about a service continuity plan developed by two academic health sciences libraries’ interlibrary loan (ILL) departments, who […]

Sustainable Collaboration for Community Outreach: Lessons from the Spanish Access to Literature/Uso Directo (SALUD) Project * (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

Sustainable Collaboration for Community Outreach: Lessons from the Spanish Access to Literature/Uso Directo (SALUD) Project * (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Health sciences librarians have an active interest in community health information outreach projects [1-8]. Successful community partnerships are guided by each partner clearly defining goals. Accomplishing these goals requires time and personal contact to develop trust, active engagement of all partners, and careful planning [9, 10]. The investment required to develop partnerships […]

A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

INTRODUCTION Health sciences librarians have been involved in the education of medical residents and fellows for many years, traditionally providing orientation to library resources or refreshers on MEDLINE searching [1-4]. With the increased focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM) in residency education, health sciences librarians have found a natural partnership in teaching EBM search skills in […]