Title: Role of Academic Libraries in HIV education and research
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Title: Role of Academic Libraries in HIV education and research
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Creator: Hanson, Ardis
Publisher: Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries,
Publication Date: 2006
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Caribbean
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Reports of Standing Committees
and Special Interest Groups
Series: C 2.4-3

The Role of Academic Libraries in HIV
Education and Research

Ardis Hanson
The Louise de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida (Tampa), USA

Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the
Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Lbraries

Aruba Resort & Spa
May 28- June 2, 2006

Statistics Overview 2004-2006

o 42 requests for grant information
Direct care grants; research within specific subject disciplines social
sciences, medicine, clinical trials; information systems development for
health and epidemiological information
o 167 requests for information clustered into the
following areas:
Clinical trials, non-injection drug use and high-risk sexual behavior;
Effective prevention and treatment interventions; Accessibility and
utilization of evidence-based, integrated care; Pathways linking
environments, behaviors and HIV/AIDS; Criminal justice involvement,
HIV/AIDS risk, drug abuse, and addiction; Disclosure to minors;
Statistics; Human rights of persons involuntarily admitted to and

Academic Libraries Special Interest Group
Towards an Inclusive Information Society in the Caribbean:
The Role of Academic Libraries: A Panel Discussion

The role of academic libraries in

HIV education and research

Ardis Hanson, the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida (Tampa), USA
Tuesday, May 30, 2006


o Mental disorders, substance abuse, and
HIV/AIDS are important public health problems.
o All three diseases affect a significant number of
individuals in the Caribbean.
o The magnitude of the problems' prevalence,
impact, and associated costs is grossly
o The number of people with these disorders will
increase from 114 million in 1990 to 176 million
in 2010.

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The USF AETC and the Library

o Located within USF's Louis de la Parte Florida
Mental Health Institute
o Federally funded Florida/Caribbean AIDS
Education and Training Center (AETC).
o AETC/Library service agreement
o Library staff provide a number of specialised and
individualised services

The Role of Academic Libraries

Increase the level of awareness that public
health authorities and professionals have of
the gaps and the challenges in these areas
Disseminate library and information practices
that can help increase our knowledge of
these problems in the Americas and the
Emphasise that information on public health
issues is a critical and urgent need

o Reliable, current statistics
o "Hidden" or not findablee" valuable source
documents and databases
o Documenting "authority" of resources
o Non-English source databases or materials
o Results, not instruction

Search and Retrieval Issues


o Create alliances with librarians in host country
public health units or with government librarians
o Catalogue resources in American and Caribbean
bibliographic utilities
o Provide librarian-mediated services
o Establish cooperative and reciprocal collection


Ardis Hanson
Director, Research Library
The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
The University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612 USA
Phone: 813.974.6428
Fax: 813.974.7242
Email: hanson@fmhi.usf.edu
Web: http://lib.fmhi.usf.edu

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