Health information resource provision in the public library setting

Mary Grace Flaherty     School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA


Public libraries have a long history as trusted information sources within communities throughout the United States. As such, public library staff are often tasked with responding to a wide variety of patron needs and adapting service provision to fulfill those needs.

More than half of all public libraries in the US are managed by non-Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS) directors, however, and research has shown that public library staff are not always aware or informed of and/or responsive to training opportunities. Additionally, ...

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