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ERIC Number: ED138237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education Needs as Reflected by Changes in the Published Literature. Working Paper No. 4.
This is the fourth paper issued by the Medical Library Association dealing with the continuing education of health science librarians. The report documents change within health sciences librarianship within the past fifteen years by reviewing the literature of medical librarianship from the years 1970-1974. These sources were compared with three reviews covering the period 1961-73: (1) Pendrill, (2) Bishop, (3) the July 1974 issue of "Library Trends." The comparisons revealed changes in the skill and knowledge requirements for health science librarians. Six topics were discussed as needing attention in light of the reviews and literature surveyed: (1) Automation/Computer Applications, (2) Non Book Materials/Multi-Media, (3) Administration/Management, (4) Information Retrieval Systems/Information Science, (5) Content/Subject Matter Expertise, (6) Reference/Bibliography. Other topics covered by the literature and suggested for inclusion in continuing education programs are hospital libraries, medical history, The National Library of Medicine, and new medical school libraries. Recommendations are made not only for the continuing education of professional health science librarians in the above areas, but for sub-professionals as well. (Author/AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.