What will we be covering in this course?
* Management of health sciences libraries
* Health sciences environment, ethics and information policies
* Instructional and research services in a health sciences setting
* Information resources in nursing, medical, pharmaceutical and allied health fields
* Evidence-based medicine and the health sciences librarian
* Searching PubMed and other biomedical resources
* Collaboration, networks and societies
* Career paths for health sciences librarians
Health sciences librarianship offers many exciting career paths in hospitals, academia, government, corporations and special libraries. We will explore the skills, resources, management and trends of today's health sciences library. Readings will include the information requirements of health care professionals, patients, consumers and researchers. Lectures and readings will provide knowledge of print and electronic resources, technology and trends. Leadership case studies, marketing and interviewing skills will also be covered in readings and assignments. The course will include coverage of PubMed database and its medical subject headings. An in-depth medical database searching class is offered in SIRLS, generally once a year. The National Library of Medicine, consortia, professional societies and collaboration in support of excellence will be reviewed.
Course Format: This course will be taught virtually using D2L on the Web. Lectures will be posted twice a week with discussion forums set up for each lecture. You will be expected to actively participate in online discussions, posting a comment, question or reply at least once for every lecture. There is no required textbook for this course. Assigned readings will be available electronically.
How to contact me: I am physically located in the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 215OP. I am available through UA email Monday-Friday. I am also available, by appointment, either in office or by telephone. My office phone number is 520.626.6438, but the best way to reach me is through UA email or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the course begins, I will ask you to use the d2l email located on the course website. I will make every effort to respond to your email messages and telephone calls promptly.