Assessment of Health Sciences and Science and Technology Librarian E-Science Educational Needs to Develop an E-Science Web Portal for Librarians (Brief Communications) (Report)

Assessment of Health Sciences and Science and Technology Librarian E-Science Educational Needs to Develop an E-Science Web Portal for Librarians (Brief Communications) (Report)

In 2007, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Joint Task Force on Library Support for E-Science issued its report outlining five goals to guide research libraries’ burgeoning endeavors in offering e-science services and initiatives [1]. Since 2007 and the ARL report, the library scholarly literature, including recent communications from ARL e-science task force member James […]

Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: Present and Future Roles (Report)

Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: Present and Future Roles (Report)

INTRODUCTION Rapid changes in health care have presented the health care community with a number of challenges. In 2007, the American College of Healthcare Executives outlined the top ten issues confronting chief executive officers (CEOs) [1]. In 2008, the National Priorities Partnership, a collaborative effort of major national health care organizations, was convened by the […]

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Objective: The paper reviews the core competencies for public health professionals presented in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century; describes improving information literacy (IL) as a mechanism for integrating the core competencies in public health education; and showcases IL as an […]

A Pathway for Hospital Librarians: Why is It Vital?(Introduction)

A Pathway for Hospital Librarians: Why is It Vital?(Introduction)

INTRODUCTION TO THE VITAL PATHWAYS PROJECT As early as 2004, the Medical Library Association (MLA) Board of Directors heard frequent reports of hospital library closures and hospital librarians’ job losses. Although some actual closures could be documented through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional offices and actual contact with the affected librarians, most […]

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 […]