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Medical Librarians: Helping Patients Engage With Information

The recent emphasis on patient-centered care places a demand for quality information on both sides of the medical relationship. Physicians and nurses are tasked with communicating effectively in ever-smaller time segments. Patients must describe their symptoms and treatment progress and ask any pertinent questions in the same shrinking time frame. Additionally, some patients must work […]


Barbara B. Jones Barb Jones is a health sciences librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. She is the Missouri coordinator and represents the six-state MidContinental Region as library advocacy project coordinator. Her work experience includes clinical librarianship in both hospital and clinic settings as well as program development, teaching and training in academic settings. She is particularly interested in developing new roles for librarians including patient safety and knowledge management, library assessment and evaluation, and advocacy issues. Barb has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona. She is based at and serves on the library staff at the J. Otto Lottes Health Science Library at the University of Missouri.

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