Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2009

Keywords

Health Science Libraries, Medical Librarian, Information Provision, Library Space

Comments

This article is available at, http://www.anleabharlann.ie/

Abstract

A vision of future Health Science scenarios is outlined. The paper gives a succinct overview of the key issues and notes the Irish health policy context. Topics covered include future roles for librarians and the increasing importance of evidence-based practice. Other issues considered are patients and healthcare, consumer health, and health information literacy. The discussion is set against the backdrop of technological developments which influence how library space is used, collections are accessed and information retrieved.

Disciplines

Education | Library and Information Science

Citation

Kelly K. Health Science Libraries: future trends. An Leabharlann: The Irish Library 2009; 18(1):12-17.