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ERIC Number: ED072802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 14
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The Role of Biomedical Librarians in a Local Basic Unit Library Organization.
Taylor, Ruth
The quality of library service in biomedical institutions ultimately depends upon basic unit librarians. Although the hierarchy is necessary, it can only have as much real authority and cooperation as institutions vest in it by their degree of understanding and sense of personal worth. Vital to this is the local peer groups, which serves two basic needs: a) individual recognition, achievement and responsibility to provide opportunity for personal growth, and b) collective competence and power to act effectively upon hierarchy groups involved in decision making. Within these two categories the seeming dichotomies of personal needs vs. social responsibility, individuality vs. group cooperation, uniqueness vs. conformity, independence vs. interdependence found in individuals and institutions can be fused and utilized in an effective way to influence social change. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Library and Biomedical Information Center.
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