Health Science Librarian (HSL)
- Health Science Librarians or Medical Librarians provide health
information about new medical treatments, clinical trials, standard
trial procedures, and tests to physicians, other health professionals,
consumers, patients, and corporations.
- Work in hospitals; medical centers; colleges and universities;
research centers and foundations; industry (biotechnology, insurance,
medical equipment, pharmaceutical, publishing); corporations; public
libraries; and Internet companies.
- Responsible for a variety of duties: manage library and library
staff; retrieve requested print and electronic resources; purchase
books, magazines, and electronic resources; provide access and evaluate
materials; design, develop, and maintain web sites; and teach others how
to find and use the resources available in the library.
- Contact with physicians, pharmacists, other health professionals,
patients, consumers, administrators, researchers, programmers and
information technology specialists is likely.
- Variety of settings to work is available.