Health Sciences Librarianship

Edited by M. Sandra Wood

Publication date:

08 May 2014

Length of book:

472 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780810888128

This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions.

The book has 16 chapters, each authored by an experienced medical librarian and is organized logically into 4 sections:

  • The Profession,
  • Collection Services,
  • User Services, and
  • Administrative Services.

Each chapter contains photographs, figures, tables, and charts illustrating the essential concepts introduced.

Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical librarianship.
Health Sciences Librarianship gives a rich foundation to new professionals while also offering updated and expanded knowledge and background for seasoned medical librarians. . . . The book will strengthen the knowledge base and understanding of most health sciences information professionals and provide a richer frame of reference to enhance other professional reading. The book offers meaningful commentary, synthesizes theory and practice, and creates a cohesive and coherent textbook. A copy of Health Sciences Librarianship belongs in the hands of every health sciences librarian today.