Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9½
978-1-4422-6443-4 • Hardback • November 2016 • $104.00 • (£80.00)
978-1-4422-6444-1 • Paperback • November 2016 • $47.00 • (£36.00) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
978-1-4422-6445-8 • eBook • November 2016 • $44.50 • (£34.00)
Jeffrey Coghill is Outreach Librarian and Director, Eastern AHEC Library Services since 2009 here at East Carolina University, Laupus Library. From 2001-2009, he was Collection Development Librarian at Laupus. As the Outreach Librarian, Jeff helps healthcare professionals find the best information so that they can help their patients get better.
Roger Russell has been a professional librarian at East Carolina university's William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library since 2000. His combined professional and paraprofessional experience spans over many areas of library operations from Circulation to Outreach. Since 2007, he has been the Assistant Director for User Services.
The changes and challenges faced by health sciences librarians require the skills described in this practical and highly readable work. . . The book is highly recommended for all levels of health sciences librarians. Librarians at the entry level and at mid-career and later will find much here to appreciate, adopt, and apply.
— Journal of the Medical Library Association
Coghill and Russell have pulled together a team of librarian experts who have demonstrated the new and exciting roles librarians play through digital management and access to information. The authors challenge librarians to think in different ways about how knowledge is created and how librarians participate in the life-cycle of information. New technologies and customer needs require librarians to constantly keep up with new principles, skills and systems to manage digital information so it is accessible in a way that makes sense to the customer and provides flexibility in discovery and use of information.
— Linda Walton, Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences; Director, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
I often write about changes within the library profession, so I am excited to see that this book successfully tackles librarian competencies in the ever-evolving library world. The past, present, and future of librarianship are explored with key outcomes every new librarian needs to know.
— Michelle Kraft, Author of The Krafty Librarian and Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library