ERIC Number: ED118118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Institute for Health Care Libraries: Training of Personnel (February 26, 1975 to May 14, 1975).
Vaillancourt, Pauline M.
An institute was set up to train 20 current employees to provide information retrieval and document delivery in libraries of health facilities in the northeastern United States and to promote familiarity with existing networks and regional systems. Participants included secretaries, medical record managers, volunteers, and others, with education ranging from high school graduation to a master of library science degree. Over a period of two weeks participants were exposed to information about health care facilities and libraries, the National Library of Medicine, specialized reference materials, book and periodical selection, library technical processes, government publications, binding, reference services, interlibrary loans, information networks, copyright, the Medical Library Association, medical data bases, and funding and budgets. In addition, participants made two site visits to medical libraries and saw slide presentations from two others. Evaluations found the insittute very successful, and provisions for follow-up were made. Appendixes include a pretest and a posttest. (LS)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Health Facilities, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Institutes (Training Programs), Institutional Libraries, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Schools, Library Science, Medical Libraries, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Regional Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Library Science.
Note: Portions of the Appendixes have been removed due to marginal quality of original document; Best copy available