Irish health libraries: new directions. Report on the Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland (SHeLLI )

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205016
Title:
Irish health libraries: new directions. Report on the Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland (SHeLLI )
Authors:
Harrison, Janet; Creaser, Claire; Greenwood, Helen
Affiliation:
Loughborough University
Publisher:
Library Association of Ireland
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205016
Additional Links:
http://www.hslg.ie
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Health librarians in Ireland face significant challenges. The country’s financial crisis means that the resources needed to support professional development, to maintain knowledge-based information resources and to overcome existing gaps in service provision will be hard won. This report argues that, despite these difficulties, health librarians in Ireland have the capacity to match international best practice and to continue to make a significant contribution to Irish health care. For this capacity to be realised, health librarians must see that the diverse and valuable role they currently play in the health system is fully recognised. Greater advocacy and systematic evaluation of health libraries will provide the evidence base that will consolidate the supportive view of the profession held by stakeholders and academia. It is essential to leverage this support so that health librarians can fully play their role in the development of an efficient, evidence-based and progressive health service in Ireland.
Keywords:
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND EXCHANGE
ISBN:
9780954896713
Sponsors:
Health Sciences Libraries Group, a section of the Library Association of Ireland.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Janeten
dc.contributor.authorCreaser, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T12:04:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-26T12:04:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.isbn9780954896713-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205016-
dc.descriptionHealth librarians in Ireland face significant challenges. The country’s financial crisis means that the resources needed to support professional development, to maintain knowledge-based information resources and to overcome existing gaps in service provision will be hard won. This report argues that, despite these difficulties, health librarians in Ireland have the capacity to match international best practice and to continue to make a significant contribution to Irish health care. For this capacity to be realised, health librarians must see that the diverse and valuable role they currently play in the health system is fully recognised. Greater advocacy and systematic evaluation of health libraries will provide the evidence base that will consolidate the supportive view of the profession held by stakeholders and academia. It is essential to leverage this support so that health librarians can fully play their role in the development of an efficient, evidence-based and progressive health service in Ireland.en
dc.description.sponsorshipHealth Sciences Libraries Group, a section of the Library Association of Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLibrary Association of Irelanden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hslg.ieen
dc.subjectLIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTREen
dc.subjectINFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND EXCHANGEen
dc.titleIrish health libraries: new directions. Report on the Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland (SHeLLI )en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
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