The roles, skills, training needs and contributions of health library and information professionals

This study by Barbara Sen, Robert Villa and Elizabeth Chapman at The Information School, University of Sheffield, UK aimed to record the experiences of health information professionals practising across Europe, to provide data
to aid career planning, support strategic decision-making for information services, and understand the impact health
professionals have.

Interviews, surveys, and focus groups were used to gather data to understand the roles of information professionals, and how they support healthcare. Roles have developed, encompassing healthcare challenges, often embracing technologies and pushing the boundaries of traditional library roles. Respondents
demonstrated the impact mainly through their evidence based skills.

This study enhances our understanding of the
complexity of the domain, how it is evolving and impacting on healthcare.

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The roles, skills, training needs and contributions of health library
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About Petra

Library director at the Medical Library, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
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