The informationist in the scientific setting

Antonio P. DeRosa*; Lily K. Martin    * Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, United States Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, United States


This chapter covers the basics of the informationist role and provides a working definition based on the preexisting literature. It will also discuss traditional and new roles of the informationist and how it has evolved over time. Also, there is discussion of the informationist in the scientific setting along with brief synopses of subsequent chapters in the book.


Informationist; Reference librarian; Embedded librarian

1.1 Introduction

In the 1970s, clinical librarian Gertrude Lamb recognized a gap between medical ...

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