ERIC Number: ED100331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
Health Science Libraries in North Dakota. Report of a Survey and Recommendations for Future Development.
Bruce, Elizabeth W.
North Dakota Library Notes, v6 n1 Jan 1975
A survey of medical and allied health libraries in North Dakota was made between July 1 and September 30, 1973, to define for the state's expanding medical education programs the goals and plans for the learning resources and health science library phase of the program. Part I of the survey involved the correlation of the aims and goals of North Dakota medical education programs with generally accepted guidelines for medical library development. Questionnaires were also distributed to health care personnel to elicit their opinions about the scope of resources and services desired in a health science library. Part II of the survey involved the on-site evaluation of predominantly medical and health-related library facilities within the state, examining them according to four categories which correspond to sections of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) guidelines: library resources, library services, physical facilities, and personnel. Results indicated that the greatest present need is the recruiting of qualified library personnel. Recommendations are made for library development to ensure access to basic library services for every health professional in the state and for the establishment of a North Dakota Health Science Information Network. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Library Commission, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota