ERIC Number: ED065153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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The Medical Library Consultant - A Proposal for Investigation and Evaluation.
Pings, Vern M.
It was determined that the further development of the Regional Medical Library Program required a more direct relationship with institutions than could be gained through announcements and direct mailings. Thus, since several libraries had shown some success in upgrading of libraries through the employment of medical library consultants, it was decided that each participating library would identify one member of its staff to perform the role of Intramural Coordinator. This paper attempts to identify the role of a new kind of librarian, the medical library consultant, and to define a reporting mechanism so that Kentucky Ohio Michigan Regional Medical Library (KOMRML) extramural coordinators can begin to share experiences constructively for program planning and implementation. The change in function of the medical resource libraries to "public" libraries, the role of state library consultants in extending library services, and the possible activities in which a medical library consultant might engage are examined. (Other papers on KOMRML are available as ED 044 147 through 151 and ED 048 889) (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.