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Case studies

Visibility of health science librarians and libraries

Abstract

The five case studies presented in this chapter will give an insight into the diverse roles that librarians can have in health care. The librarians interviewed describe their jobs and the environments where they work. They share thoughts on their visibility, value and impact and discuss how their visibility has increased over time. This provides a snapshot at a moment in time of the job of the health science librarian. Because health care is by its nature a fast-paced and changing domain, so too are the jobs and roles that the librarians perform. The librarians demonstrate excellence in their respective roles, which is heightened by their enthusiasm for their profession. ...

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