ERIC Number: ED073775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Manual for Librarians in Small Hospitals, 2nd Edition.
Colaianni, Lois Ann; Mirsky, Phyllis S.
The minimum requirement for a hospital medical library is that it provide the books, journals and other materials necessary to serve the immediate information needs of the professional staff and to support the programs undertaken by the hospital. Since it is impossible for any library to have all the materials that might be requested by the hospital staff, the library also should have the appropriate tools to be used in borrowing materials from other libraries. The library will remain just a collection of books unless a person is assigned on at least a part time basis to assist requesters and to provide library services such as reference, interlibrary loan, etc. This manual is written to aid the inexperienced person who finds herself assigned to a hospital library with the responsibility of ordering the library materials, organizing the collection, borrowing from other libraries or seeking out information. It is a varied, challenging and rewarding responsibility, for the hospital medical librarian can provide a very dynamic and useful information service to her institution's community of health professionals. (This is a revision of ED 059 733.) (Author)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Guides, Hospital Libraries, Hospitals, Interlibrary Loans, Library Acquisition, Library Circulation, Library Collections, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Medical Libraries, Reference Services, Special Libraries
TALON Regional Medical Library Program, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Library, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75235 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Biomedical Library.
Note: (37 References); Revised for use in the TALON Regional Medical Library Program