Rosalind Farnam Dudden, MLS, DM/AHIP, FMLA, is the Library and Knowledge Services Director at the National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. She has worked in a hospital library setting since 1971. A member of the Medical Library Association and the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML) since 1971, Dudden has been a leader in many of the technology and evaluation efforts of both groups. She has served in more than sixty elected or appointed offices at the national, chapter, and section and local levels. She is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and a former member of the MLA board. She served as president of the MLA Hospital Libraries Section, the MLA Research Section and CCML.
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This extensively revised, new edition brings that invaluable content up to date, tackling important changes in technology and the increasing financial pressures that have affected both the health care and library industries. From new initiatives, roles, and technologies to assessing the needs of an organization to managing libraries, the range and depth of this text is incomparable.
Unlike other books on the subject, this volume focuses extensively on the management of the 21st-century health sciences library. It offers:
- Information on concepts, such as information practice and knowledge services, not available elsewhere
- Guidance on managing both virtual and physical libraries
- In-depth coverage of new areas such as knowledge
services, electronic health record activities, and outreach
to the organization
- Support for creating a seamless electronic connection
between information and the customer
The 16 detailed chapters also cover planning and marketing of the library, financial and human resources management, and evaluating and improving library services, as well as collection management and space planning in the virtual age. Readers will be encouraged to think innovatively and empowered to take on the tasks necessary to deal with the constant change that is the norm in health care information.
Complete with a CD-ROM with examples of management documents, forms, and live web links, The Medical Library Assocaition Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, 2nd Edition is an instructional tool that will fortify current and future health care librarians, allowing them to face challenges proactively, with confidence and skill.
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