The Electronic Resources Librarian in the Health Sciences Library: An Emerging Role
Greenstein, Patricia; Coghill, Jeffrey; Simpson, Susan
ABSTRACT. This article will address the evolution of collection development in the age of e-resources. According to results from a survey conducted by the authors, there are some emerging "best practices" for librarians responsible for e-resources in academic health sciences libraries. This paper will present a model for managing e-resources using East Carolina University Laupus Library's Collection Development/Electronic Resources Librarian position. A brief online survey was sent to library directors via the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) discussion list. It was designed to gather information concerning E-Resources Librarians and how e-resources are handled in this group of libraries. The article will present what has worked for Laupus Library in relation to the responses from the AAHSL survey. The E-Resources Librarian is still closely tied to the technical services functions within the library. However, there are a number of attributes of the E-Resources Librarian position that are similar to Information Service (Reference) and Public Service Librarians. It has also been found that the E-Resources Librarian must work closely with the library's Systems Department as well as the Information Services Department (IS) while keeping close ties with Technical Services.
Greenstein, Patricia, & Coghill, Jeffrey, & Simpson, Susan. (February 2005). The Electronic Resources Librarian in the Health Sciences Library: An Emerging Role. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, (2:1), p.27-39. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1086
Greenstein, Patricia, and Coghill, Jeffrey, and Simpson, Susan. "The Electronic Resources Librarian in the Health Sciences Library: An Emerging Role". Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2:1. (27-39.), February 2005. December 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1086.
Greenstein, Patricia and Coghill, Jeffrey and Simpson, Susan, "The Electronic Resources Librarian in the Health Sciences Library: An Emerging Role," Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries 2, no. 1 (February 2005), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1086 (accessed December 16, 2019).
Greenstein, Patricia, Coghill, Jeffrey, Simpson, Susan. The Electronic Resources Librarian in the Health Sciences Library: An Emerging Role. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. February 2005; 2(1) 27-39. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1086. Accessed December 16, 2019.
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