Ruth Holst, editor, and Sharon A. Phillips, associate editor
2000 (385 pages, soft cover)
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The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries is required reading for any librarian offering health care information to professionals, faculty, or consumers.
Vast changes in the U.S. health care system are reshaping how librarians provide services to physicians and other patient caregivers, as well as to medical and allied health sciences students and faculty.
Twenty-one experts have contributed to this groundbreaking text. Chapters include specific, practical advice on administrative issues, planning and marketing, financial management, space planning, collection development, cataloging and classification, document delivery, audiovisual services--every aspect of managing today's ever-changing health care library.
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"It admirably conveys a basic understanding of what we do, even who we are as information professionals. ...Select chapters dealing with the challenges of solo librarianship as well as our new roles in the information era are worthy of mention. ...MLA should be commended for publishing a valuable addition to the literature with broad appeal for both student librarians as well as seasoned professionals."
Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana 2002 Fall; 24(1): 73-74
"...The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, not only updates the original upon which it is based but surpasses it in breadth of coverage, organization, and usability. ...The first two chapters in particular should be required reading for library students or new hospital librarians hoping to understand the complexities of health care libraries and the current health care environment. ...Other chapters in the book are just as useful. It is equally easy to read the book from cover to cover, as it is to delve into it for a specific purpose or topic.
"After 17 years, the Medical Library Association's venerable Hospital Library Management has been revised, updated, and expanded into what must be considered the new gold standard in health science librarianship textbooks. …A comprehensive resource for students, librarians in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and those public and academic librarians who serve medical professionals. …For added value, more than 80 figurestemplates, samples, formulas, and chartsmake the book not only a solid overview of the profession but a superlative hands-on guide for practitioners. Highly recommended for all healthcare libraries."
List of Figures
List of Illustrations
1. Libraries in Health Care Settings: An Introduction
2. The Health Care Environment
Eloise C. Foster, Gail L. Warden
3. Administrative Issues
Ruth Holst, Sharon A. Phillips
4. Planning and Marketing
Beth A. Salzwedel, Ellen Wilson Green
5. Quality Improvement
Nardina Nameth Mein
6. Financial Management
Sharon A. Phillips
7. Human Resources Management
Holly Shipp Buchanan
8. Space Planning
9. Managing the One Person Library
Judith M. Topper, Karen McNally Bensing
10. Information and Educational Services
Jacqueline D. Doyle, Kay E. Wellik
11. Information Resources
Susan F. Anderson, Michelynn McKnight
12. Collection Development
Ruth Holst, Elaine Noonan Skopelja
13. Access to Library Resources
Kimberley M. Granath, Marlene S. Englander, Gretchen A. Hallerberg
14. Document Delivery
Ruth Holst, Karen McNally Bensing
15. Managing Audiovisual Services
Sharon A. Phillips, Larry D. Weitkemper
16. Health Information for Patients and Consumers
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Last Updated: 2012 October 12