Medical Libraries, Information Technology, and the African American Librarian
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 Material Information
Title: Medical Libraries, Information Technology, and the African American Librarian
Series Title: The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges
Physical Description: Book Chapter
Creator: Bushhousen, Ellie
Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefied Publishing Group
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Publication Date: April 2012
Abstract: Today’s information landscape is dynamic and full of promise and new directions. Search engines, global positioning systems, and social media have altered how people think about locating, accessing, storing and using information. Medical information, whether for the healthcare provider or consumer, inhabits a large portion of the digital landscape. Patients, along with their families and caregivers, struggle to find trusted sources for health news and trials. Health care practitioners stagger under the weight of trying to stay abreast of journal articles, systematic reviews, and clinical trial results. In addition, both sets of medical library patrons are retrieving medical information on handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets or electronic readers. When I considered the topic of this chapter – challenges facing the African American medical librarian, I decided the focus should be on how African American librarians can become adept with the tools and formats of this new information environment.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Mary Bushhousen.
Publication Status: Published
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00000770:00001