A Practical Guide for Informationists: Supporting Research and Clinical Practice guides new informationists to a successful career, giving them a pathway to this savvier, more technically advanced, domain-focused role in modern day information centers and libraries. The book's broad scope serves as an invaluable toolkit for healthcare professionals, researchers and graduate students in information management, library and information science, data management, informatics, etc. Furthermore, it is also ideal as a textbook for courses in medical reference services/medical informatics in MLIS programs.
- Offer examples (e.g. case studies) of ways of delivering information services to end users
- Includes recommendations, evidence and worksheets/take-aways/templates to be repurposed and adapted by the reader
- Aimed at the broad area of healthcare and research libraries
1. The informationist in the scientific setting 2. Training, education, and outreach 3. Providing meaningful information: Part A
Beyond the search 4. Providing meaningful information: Part B
Bibliometric analysis 5. Providing meaningful information: Part C
Data management and visualization 6. Providing meaningful information: Part D
Current awareness 7. Role in evidence-based practice 8. Future perspectives for informationists
Throughout his tenure he has assisted clients with their research through embedded/liaison means by offering targeted training, EBM support via systematic reviews, general consultation, bibliometric/impact metric evaluation, data management, competitive intelligence, current awareness, productivity/workflow support, and publishing guidance. The author's skills and past experience put him in a unique position to speak about the budding role of the Informationist as a librarian-in-context as it pertains to scholarly research output.