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.


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, ...

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