Reference Service  in  Health Science Libraries April Younglove Anna Huber LI813XO Emporia State University
What is a “Health Science” Library? <ul><li>Specialty medical library </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital library </li></ul><ul><li...
What community does a Health Science Library serve? <ul><li>Doctors: GP’s, PCP’s, Specialists, Surgeons, Residents, Intern...
Reference Issues in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Privacy: HIPAA </li></ul><ul><li>Safety/Legal: Errors may have fatal ...
Trends in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Evidence based Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined as: practicing medicine f...
Trends in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Clinical Medical Librarianship (Informatics) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced i...
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  • Reference Services : Health Sciences

    1. 1. Reference Service in Health Science Libraries April Younglove Anna Huber LI813XO Emporia State University
    2. 2. What is a “Health Science” Library? <ul><li>Specialty medical library </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital library </li></ul><ul><li>Academic library associated with a teaching hospital or medical college </li></ul><ul><li>Community health library </li></ul><ul><li>Public library </li></ul><ul><li>Rural library </li></ul>
    3. 3. What community does a Health Science Library serve? <ul><li>Doctors: GP’s, PCP’s, Specialists, Surgeons, Residents, Interns </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Physician’s Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistants/Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Patients </li></ul><ul><li>Community Members </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul>
    4. 4. Reference Issues in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Privacy: HIPAA </li></ul><ul><li>Safety/Legal: Errors may have fatal consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Paraprofessionals: Academic vs. Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: PDA’s </li></ul>
    5. 5. Trends in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Evidence based Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined as: practicing medicine from the perspective of applying current best evidence from clinical research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased need for literature reviews and primary sources </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Trends in Health Science Libraries <ul><li>Clinical Medical Librarianship (Informatics) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced in 1974 by G. Lamb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian functions as part of the medical team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian has training in both information science and medical science </li></ul></ul>

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