Thursday, August 27, 2015

Health Librarianship: An Introduction

Huber, Jeffrey T. and Feili Tu-Keefner (eds.) Health Librarianship: An Introduction. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-321-9

The book addresses the basic functions of librarianship—for example, management and administration, public services, and technical services—within the health care context as well as issues unique to health librarianship like health literacy, consumer health, and biomedical informatics. This book will be of interest to those considering a career change to health librarianship.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarianship
Katherine Schilling
Chapter 2: Overview of the Healthcare Environment
Fay J. Towell
Chapter 3: Situating Health Librarianship Within the Healthcare Environment
Anna Getselman and Sandra G. Franklin
Chapter 4: Evidence-Based Healthcare / Evidence-Based Practice
Connie Schardt
Chapter 5: Government Agency and Professional Association Resources and Services
Keith Cogdill
Chapter 6: Health Librarianship: Management and Administration
Gerald Perry
Chapter 7: Technical Services in Health Sciences Libraries
Susan Swogger
Chapter 8: Public Services in Health Sciences Libraries
Melissa De Santis
Chapter 9: Information Retrieval
James E. Andrews and Denise Shereff
Chapter 10: Historical Collections in Health Sciences Libraries
Michael A. Flannery
Chapter 11: Interpersonal Skills to the Fore: Consumer Health Librarianship
Mary L. Gillaspy
Chapter 12: Health Literacy
Robert Shapiro
Chapter 13: Outreach Services
Julie K. Gaines and Meredith Solomon, AHIP
Chapter 14: Special Populations
Michele A. Spatz
Chapter 15: Health and Biomedical Informatics
P. W. Dalrymple and D. L. Varner