The value of health libraries and librarians to the Irish health system

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/314239
Title:
The value of health libraries and librarians to the Irish health system
Authors:
Lawton, Aoife ( 0000-0002-3040-8520 )
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Citation:
Lawton, Aoife "The Value of Health Libraries and Librarians to the Irish Health System", Irish Medical Journal, March 2014, Volume 107 Number 3
Publisher:
Irish Medical Organisation
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
18-Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/314239
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Librarians working in the Irish health sector are under threat. This is a relatively young profession in comparison with international counterparts, with a low staffing base even at its peak. The public sector moratorium has led to professionally qualified librarians and library assistants not being replaced right across the health system. Librarians are employed in the HSE, voluntary sector, and university sectors. The value that this profession brings to healthcare has been documented in systematic reviews and literature in other countries.1-4 In Ireland this group is represented by the Health Science Libraries Group (HSLG), a section of the Library Association of Ireland. The HSLG commissioned research into the status of the profession as well as Irish health libraries. This resulted in the publication of the “SHeLLI Report”5 in 2011. Results of the report are outlined here and selected examples of value of librarians to healthcare are described.
Keywords:
KNOWLEDGE; HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICE; LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE; EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS
Local subject classification:
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; HEALTH LIBRARIANSHIP
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Aoifeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T11:28:07Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-19T11:28:07Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-18en
dc.identifier.citationLawton, Aoife "The Value of Health Libraries and Librarians to the Irish Health System", Irish Medical Journal, March 2014, Volume 107 Number 3en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/314239en
dc.descriptionLibrarians working in the Irish health sector are under threat. This is a relatively young profession in comparison with international counterparts, with a low staffing base even at its peak. The public sector moratorium has led to professionally qualified librarians and library assistants not being replaced right across the health system. Librarians are employed in the HSE, voluntary sector, and university sectors. The value that this profession brings to healthcare has been documented in systematic reviews and literature in other countries.1-4 In Ireland this group is represented by the Health Science Libraries Group (HSLG), a section of the Library Association of Ireland. The HSLG commissioned research into the status of the profession as well as Irish health libraries. This resulted in the publication of the “SHeLLI Report”5 in 2011. Results of the report are outlined here and selected examples of value of librarians to healthcare are described.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Organisationen_GB
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INFORMATION SERVICEen_GB
dc.subjectLIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTREen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLSen_GB
dc.subject.otherLIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCEen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTH LIBRARIANSHIPen_GB
dc.titleThe value of health libraries and librarians to the Irish health systemen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.identifier.volume107en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=12320en
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