This book is a valuable resource for those working as, working with, or aspiring to be clinical librarians. The information in the book provides case studies, samples, and evidence for the importance and utilization of the clinical medical librarian (CML) in a range of settings and scenarios. While the handbook covers this information within the context of an urban academic medical center with multiple librarians on staff, the format and presentation of the content in each chapter provides enough discussion and detail of the process to make these case studies applicable to varying types of hospitals, medical environments, and libraries. I highly recommend this book for those interested in clinical medical librarianship. The broad scope of content, practical advice, and firsthand experience and knowledge provide a unique insight into the role of and diverse opportunities for CMLs.
[T]his book is written by those with a wealth of experience, intended for an audience who belong anywhere along the spectrum of CML programs; from those considering the creation to those entrenched who are looking for inspiration to innovate and refresh their services. For the new medical librarian, this book is a great primer for what can be done in a large hospital setting.