"The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison" offers a variety of approaches and best practices to a targeted audience. This books demonstrates that health sciences library liaisons have the potential to impact decades of student years, health research, clinical practice, and focuses on it's subject matter, revealing facets of health sciences library liaisons and their work that readers will find invaluable and inspiring.
The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaisonis cleanly edited and includes content relevant to all health sciences library liaisons. . . at the close of the book, I was left feeling encouraged and inspired to expand my own role as a liaison librarian. Overall, the book provides a wealth of creative ideas for engaging with diverse user groups in the health sciences and demonstrates the ever-enduring importance of the liaison librarian role. . . . The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison serves as a stimulus to take the liaison librarian role to the next level. I encourage anyone interested in expanding or redesigning their liaison services to add this book to their reading list.
— Rebecca Harrington, Research Services Librarian, Preston Medical Library, The University of Tennessee Graduate School of MedicineBoth new and experienced librarians will find inspirational ideas in this book. Beyond providing ideas for novel services, this book encourages readers to think about new ways to balance departmental and functional liaisons and to be creative in designing services based on the unique skills and expertise of individual librarians.— Amy E. Blevins, MALS, associate director for Public Services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library at Indiana University School of Medicine, Co-Editor of Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to AssessmentMedical and health sciences library liaisons are instrumental to the interdisciplinary collaborative skills necessary for healthcare professionals to meet the needs of growing and diverse patient populations. This collection highlights the roles of library liaisons, and serves as a treasure trove of new ideas to adopt and expand on in our medical and health science libraries.— Martin Wood, MSLIS, AHIP, director, Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library, Florida State University College of MedicineWell-known health librarians Alcock and Thormodson have edited an excellent collection of eleven (11) state-of-the art case studies, program overviews and review articles about the critically important (and perenially changing) role(s) of the health sciences liaison librarian. The book will be helpful to graduate students in library schools taking courses in medical librarianship ....as well as liaison librarians looking to innovate their core services and deepen their knowledge and skills. The book positions teaching at the center of liaison activities as they pertain to users in across the pedagogical and research spectrum from student to researcher.... to faculty collaborator.— Dean Giustini, biomedical librarian, University of British Columbia
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