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Australia's Health Libraries: A Research-directed Future

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Title: Australia's Health Libraries: A Research-directed Future
Author(s): Hallam, Gillian; Ritchie, Ann; Hamill, Cheryl; Lewis, Suzanne; Newton-Smith, Carol; Kammermann, Melanie; O'Connor, Patrick
Subject(s): Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science Medical librarians -- Training of -- Australia. Library education -- Australia. Vocational qualifications.
Abstract: Health Libraries Australia, a group from the Australian Library and Information Association, is currently undertaking a research project to determine the future requirements for the health librarian workforce in Australia. The study has yielded an in-depth literature review exploring the Australian health care system and health library sector and international trends in health libraries that may impact Australian health librarian education. It has also produced surveys of Australian health librarians and health library managers. This article reviews the first stage of the project. The data will provide a solid foundation for development of the next phase of the project—scoping a structured, modular education framework for postgraduate qualifications in health librarianship and an ongoing continuing professional development structure.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 59(1-2) Summer/Fall 2010: 350-372.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18737
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2010 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-10-16
 

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