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  • Trends in Health Sciences Librarianship Implications for Public Services Presented by Amber Burtis [email_address] http://healthandlifescienceslibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Overview
    • Trends Related to:
      • Technology
      • Instruction
      • Reference
      • Outreach
      • Scholarly Communications
    • Implications for Public Services
    • Resources
  • Trends Related to Technology
    • Application of Web 2.0 Technologies
      • Instructional support
      • Promotion of library services
      • Communication with users
      • Collaboration among students
  • Trends Related to Technology
    • Increasing number of projects related to:
      • Digitizing collections
      • Preserving digital archives
      • Improving methods of storage and retrieval
      • Increasing on-site access to technology
    • More money and resources devoted to E-resources
      • Science, technology & medicine
  • Trends Related to Technology
    • Changing job titles
      • Digital Strategies Librarian
      • E-Resources Librarian
      • Web Services Librarian
      • User Experience Librarian
      • Metadata Librarian
      • Distance Services Coordinator
  • Trends Related to Instruction
    • The Old Model (Bibliographic Instruction):
    • Teaches skills to find print and electronic resources in the library
    • Limits instruction to basic literature searching skills
    • Fails to fully integrate instruction into curriculum
    • Lacks a focus on the application of skills to coursework and future professional settings
  • Trends Related to Instruction
    • The New Model (Information Literacy):
    • Introduces information literacy campus-wide
    • Focuses on its integration into the curriculum
    • Uses technology to promote effective instruction
    • Focuses on problem-based instruction which can be applied to coursework and professional settings
    • Employs standards for learning objectives, rubrics and assessments
  • Trends Related to Instruction
    • Information literacy into the curriculum
      • Collaboration with faculty in curriculum development
      • Incorporation of web-based tutorials and library resources into courses
      • Stand alone courses taught by librarians
      • ACRL standards
      • Evidence-based practice
  • Trends Related to Reference
    • Less face-to-face
      • E-reference
      • Increasing electronic access to resources has decreased demand for mediated searching
    • Reference vs. Research Services
      • Informationist role
      • Increasing demand for in-depth reference services
  • Trends Related to Reference
    • Reference Collections
      • Shrinking
      • Increasingly electronic (e-books)
      • Making room for information commons
    • Librarians spending less time at the reference desk
      • Answering e-reference from own desk
      • Using time for outreach/instruction
  • Trends Related to Outreach
    • Marketing the library and services
      • Determining users’ needs
      • Developing responsive services
      • Promoting services
    • Liaison relationships
      • College/school/department/faculty
      • Hospital/medical staff
      • Health sciences multi & interdisciplinary
  • Trends Related to Outreach
    • Serving distance learners
      • Ensuring access to services
    • Consumer health
      • Community outreach programs
      • Patient education
    • Health professionals
      • Training and development programs
  • Trends Related to Scholarly Communications
    • Crisis in Scholarly Communications
    • Journal pricing
      • Journal publisher mergers & acquisitions
      • Bundled subscriptions to electronic journals
    • Scholars’ control of copyright
      • Scholarly communications education
      • Alternative methods of publishing
  • Trends Related to Scholarly Communications
    • Alternative models for disseminating scholarship
    • Open access
      • NIH funded research submitted to PubMed
    • Digital publishing
      • University press
    • Institutional repositories
      • Preservation and open access
  • Implications for Public Services
    • Librarians must be:
      • Technologically savvy
      • Collaborative/Capable of building relationships
      • Up-to-date on developments in Scholarly Communications
      • Willing to market the library’s services
      • In touch with users and their needs
      • Able to teach information literacy
  • Implications for Public Services
    • Services must be:
      • Relevant to the curriculum and applicable to students’ professional careers
      • Up-to-date technologically
      • A balance of on-site and online services
      • Fast and easy for users to access
      • Available for remote users
      • Sustainable/Support scholarly communications
  • The Krafty Librarian www.kraftylibrarian.com
  • David Rothman.net davidrothman.net
  • MLA Job Ads mlanet.org/jobs/jobs.html
  • Association of College & Research Libraries http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/informationliteracy.cfm
  • Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition http://www.arl.org/sparc/
  • Questions & Answers
    • Time for Questions