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Over the past decade, the role of the reference librarian has been radically altered due to the rise of end-user searching, the development of information management software, and the creation of the information superhighway. User Education in Health Sciences Libraries helps prepare librarians to deal effectively with these role changes. Bringing together the best information on the subject from the pages of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, this book is intended to create an interest in user education in libraries and generate ideas for new or expanded user education programs. Articles range from very practical applications to education theory.
User Education in Health Sciences Libraries focuses on user education, emphasizing the teaching of electronic resources, and ranges from educational theory to very practical applications, including descriptions of educational programs that have worked in health sciences libraries. Examples are based on experiences in health sciences libraries, but concepts and principles are applicable to other types of libraries. Articles in the book are divided into five sections. These sections are:
User Education in Health Sciences Libraries is a handy guide for library school students and librarians involved in user education programs such as bibliographic instruction, educating end users, and information management education. It complements materials for graduate library school students and aids practicing librarians in their daily work.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.