O'Reilly logo

Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare by Elizabeth C Burns

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

1

Forethoughts

This chapter introduces the core requirements for healthcare solo librarianship, which includes flexibility, prioritizing, and networking. Healthcare librarianship is at a pivotal stage. To stem the current trend of closing hospital libraries will require a new trajectory, and one that will include the input from all healthcare stakeholders.

Keywords

Core requirements; priorities; flexibility; library closings; stakeholders

The title of this book chooses the words solo healthcare librarian to bring attention to the dwindling number of medical librarians at a time when they are needed more than ever. I hope to show that today’s medical librarian can contribute to improving patient care, but is not being utilized and in some hospitals, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required