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The term was proposed in 2000 by Davidoff & Florance. Their editorial suggested that physicians should be delegating their information needs to informationists, just as they currently order CT scans from radiologists or cardiac catheterizations from cardiologists. They conceived of aninformation professional who was embedded in (and indeed, supported by) the clinical departments.Supporters of the concept see it as a means for librarians to reinvigorate connections with the faculty/clinicians, as well as provide superior service by dint of informationists' biomedical training. Critics complained that the idea is nothing new (perhaps most famously in an article entitled "So what are we? Chopped liver?"); librarians already provide indepth, high quality information services and clinical medical librarians have been working alongside physicians, nurses and other clinicians for years.A growing number of other institutions are hiring people in this role although there is no universal definition or job description. Large informationist programs in the U.S. exist at the National Institutes of Health and at Vanderbilt University. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is developing an informationist service model in which its 10 clinical and public health librarians are moving from serving as liaison librarians for assigned departments toward becoming embedded informationists within their departments.To prepare for the embedded informationist role, librarians are undertaking education as needed to supplement their backgrounds. For example, librarians bring experience in clinical behavior counseling, public health, nursing, and more. Informationist training can then focus upon filling gaps inresearch methods knowledge more so than on gaining additional knowledge in the librarian's area of expertise. Courses, seminars and workshops being undertaken include those covering systematic reviews, evidence-based medicine, critical appraisal, medical language, anatomy and physiology, biostatistics, and clinical research.The term informationist is related to that of informatician – also informaticist – and many informationists do possess skills in clinical topics, bioinformatics, and biomedical informatics. Harvard University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Washington University in St. Louis are examples of institutional libraries which have hired PhD-level scientists (who may or may not have library degrees) to provide informatics support for biomedical research.
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Brenda Linares, MLIS July 13, 2012 1
Past Present Future Define: Quality Information Services Reference Services in the Past Information Services in the Present Onsite and Remotely Information Services in the Future Onsite and Remotely Information Service for Institute on Aging Challenges and Solutions 2
Well-trained librarian and library assistants Friendly customer service Patrons’ needs come first Good reference interviewWork environment that encourages tryingnew methodsAdaptability and ability to handle change 3
May 21, 1953. "New Canaan Public Library. New Canaan, Connecticut."4x5 inch acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho http://www.s 4
One-on-One iPads and other tablets Stepping out of the Library Liaison and Embedded Librarian Models Informationist Will there still be a reference desk? Med Ref Serv Q 8(4) Oct 2009J Med Libr Assoc 97(2) April 2009 15
Proxying into people’s computers (troubleshooting) Improve IM and chatting services Texting Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, new ones Video Tutorials (YouTube) Skype 16
Researchers’ Information Needs Liaison librarian Collaboration and research Tools and technologies Patients’ Information Needs Baby boomers and older Information seeking behavior 17
Open Source Management Buy-in Target Audience Training 19
Providing quality information services is essential Librarians are reinventing the profession Technological advances open doors Librarian must adapt to change Minimizing obstacles and finding solutions is vital 20