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dc.contributor.authorFlaherty, Mary Grace
dc.contributor.authorGrier, Persko L., Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T21:14:25Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T21:14:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-11-20
dc.identifier.citationFlaherty, M. G. & Grier, P. J. (2014). Statewide Initiative to Embed Consumer Health Librarians in Public Libraries: A Case Study. Public Library Quarterly, 33(4), 296-303.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/4314
dc.descriptionIn 2004 a collaborative, statewide outreach project in Delaware was undertaken where consumer health librarians were embedded in public libraries. In order to explore the effect of the embedded librarians on the quality of health information provision, unobtrusive reference visits were made to half of the public libraries in the state. The query “Do vaccines cause autism?” was posed to library staff; resources provided were recorded. In 67 percent of visits, public library staff provided authoritative health information resources. It appears the embedded librarians had a positive residual effect on the provision of authoritative health resources for addressing an ambiguous query.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2014.970109en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic librariesen_US
dc.subject.meshConsumer Health Informationen_US
dc.titleStatewide Initiative to Embed Consumer Health Librarians in Public Libraries: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01616846.2014.970109
dc.identifier.ispublishedNoen_US
dc.description.urinameFull Texten_US


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