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dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Christine
dc.contributor.author Durbin, Jane
dc.contributor.author Turner, Janet
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-02T13:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-02T13:59:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Urquhart , C , Durbin , J , Turner , J & Ryan , J 2007 , ' Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian service ' Journal of the Medical Library Association , vol 95 , no. 1 , pp. 14-22 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1558-9439
dc.identifier.other PURE: 71982
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/305
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/305
dc.identifier.uri http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=17252062 en
dc.description Urquhart, C., Turner, J., Durbin, J. & Ryan, J. (2007). Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian service. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 95(1), 14-22. Available via PubMed central Sponsorship: North Wales NHS Trusts en
dc.description.abstract Abstract Objectives The 18-month evaluation of a clinical librarian project (October 2003-March 2005) conducted in North Wales, United Kingdom (UK) assessed the benefits of clinical librarian support to clinical teams, the impact of mediated searching services, and the effectiveness of information skills training, including journal club support. Methods The evaluation assessed changes in teams’ information seeking behavior and their willingness to delegate searching to a clinical librarian. Baseline (n=69 responses, 73% response rate) and final questionnaire (n=57, 77% response rate) surveys were complemented by telephone and face-to-face interviews (n=33) among three sites served. Those attending information skills training sessions (n=130) completed evaluations at the session and were surveyed one month after training (n=24 questionnaire responses, n=12 interviews). Results Health professionals in clinical teams reported that they were more willing to undertake their own searching, but also more willing to delegate some literature searching than at the start of the project. The extent of change depended on the team and the type of information required. Information skills training was particularly effective when organized around journal clubs. Conclusions Clinical librarian services increased clinician willingness to seek information. Clinical librarians should leverage the structured training opportunities in journal clubs. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the Medical Library Association en
dc.title Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian service en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Health and Information Systems en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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