ERIC Number: ED211089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The University of California Area Health Education Center Biomedical Library Program.
Jordan, Lynette G.
This paper describes the University of California's Central San Joaquin Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Biomedical Library Program, which is intended to improve library services in hospitals and other medical care institutions in the region and to coordinate future development of these services. A summary of the San Joaquin Valley AHEC program history is followed by an outline of the Biomedical Library Program's goals and activities. The unique features of the program are discussed, and the major services provided to program participants are reviewed, including consultation on the administration and operation of health-related libraries, the training of biomedical library personnel, the sponsoring of workshops, membership in a number of biomedical information networks, access to biomedical information services such as Medline and Biosis, and the provision of information on (and application for) federal grants to assist individual libraries in collections and service development. A fact sheet on the Biomedical Library Program, a list of workshops presented by the program between 1974 and 1977, and a sample schedule from a workshop on the management of a small hospital library are appended. A reference list is also included. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Area Health Education Center System, Fresno, CA.; California Univ., San Francisco.
Identifiers: Area Health Education Centers; Biomedical Information Services; University of California