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Health Sciences Librarianship
     

Health Sciences Librarianship

by M. Sandra Wood (Editor)
 

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This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions.

The book has 16 chapters, each authored

Overview

This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions.

The book has 16 chapters, each authored by an experienced medical librarian and is organized logically into 4 sections:
·The Profession,
·Collection Services,
·User Services, and
·Administrative Services.

Each chapter contains photographs, figures, tables, and charts illustrating the essential concepts introduced.

Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical librarianship.

Editorial Reviews

Michelle A. Kraft
As a result of the changes in the health care environment and technology, the services, resources and roles of the health science librarian have evolved. Health Sciences Librarianship edited by M. Sandra Wood provides clear, authoritative, and helpful information addressing those changes and how they apply to health sciences librarianship.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Health Sciences Librarianship gives a rich foundation to new professionals while also offering updated and expanded knowledge and background for seasoned medical librarians. . . . The book will strengthen the knowledge base and understanding of most health sciences information professionals and provide a richer frame of reference to enhance other professional reading. The book offers meaningful commentary, synthesizes theory and practice, and creates a cohesive and coherent textbook. A copy of Health Sciences Librarianship belongs in the hands of every health sciences librarian today.
American Reference Books Annual
A basic guide to the evolving field of health sciences librarianship, this work is comprehensive and contains information for those practicing in an academic setting, hospitals, or other health care settings. . . .This work will be of interest to students and practitioners in health sciences librarianship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810888135
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2014
Series:
Medical Library Association Books Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

M. Sandra Wood, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA is Librarian Emerita, Penn State University Libraries. She was a librarian at the George T. Harrell Library, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, for over 35 years, specializing in reference, educational, and database services.

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