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dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Christine
dc.contributor.author Spink, Siân
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Rhian
dc.contributor.author Durbin, Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-27T13:17:53Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-27T13:17:53Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Urquhart , C , Spink , S , Thomas , R & Durbin , J 2005 , ' Systematic assessment of the training needs of health library staff ' Library and Information Research , pp. 35-42 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1756-1086
dc.identifier.other PURE: 69290
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/198
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/198
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lirg.org.uk/ en
dc.description Urquhart, C., Spink, S., Thomas, R. & Durbin, J. (2005). Systematic assessment of the training needs of health library staff. Library and Information Research, 29(93), 35-42. Sponsorship: National Library for Health (NLH) en
dc.description.abstract The aim of research conducted for the National Library for Health was to identify what type of training was required, and how the training should be delivered. Describes the systematic approach used to collate and synthesise the findings of published and unpublished studies (1999-2004) on the training needs of health library staff. The research included two workshops with health library staff to discuss the interim findings (in late 2004). The results showed that health librarians required specialist skills in information retrieval and knowledge management, as well as more advanced research related skills. The conclusions note the need for an agreed competency framework, but also some vision of the capabilities of librarians in the future. For librarians working outside the health sector, the findings indicate that the profession needs to offer career advancement through specialist routes as well as through the managerial route. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Library and Information Research en
dc.title Systematic assessment of the training needs of health library staff en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Management and Knowledge Management (for Library and Information Services) en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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