Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022580

Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries

1st Edition

Best Practices for Success

Authors: Jean Shipman Mary Joan Tooey
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022580
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 200
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Due to physical space changes (sharing of library space with other academic units), budget constraints (need to work with others to save costs or to generate revenue), and to political considerations, health sciences librarians need to optimize collaborating with others in their institutions, as well as with other types of librarians. They need to understand what leads to successful collaborations and to be able to outline why collaborations may be beneficial. Using case studies with examples of successful and failing collaborations, Strategic collaborations in health sciences libraries: Best practices for success provides a framework and evidence for learning about key factors to consider when thinking about new collaborations. Readers of this book will also be able to contact the chapter authors to obtain more details than those provided in the book. This connection between the experts with collaboration experience with those seeking to understand successful collaborations is the key impact of this book.

Key Features

  • The purpose of this edited book is to focus on the positive aspect of collaboration in health sciences libraries, encouraging others to form collaborations mutually beneficial to the library and the collaboration partner
  • Through case studies (from the past five years), readers will be exposed to new ideas or ways to enhance existing collaborations
  • This book will encourage readers to contact individual authors to learn more about their experiences, share ideas and connect with a network of librarians with collaboration expertise


Postgraduate students, researchers and librarians in health science; researchers and librarians involved in library and information science

Table of Contents

1. Collaborative Data and Bioinformatics Support: Capitalizing on Your Strengths
2. The merger of an academic medical center and an academic health sciences center: the impact on libraries
3. CEBIS: Collaborating with clinicians to inform evidence based practice
4. Advancing the Health Science Library's Mission through Campus Partnerships within Library Spaces
5. The Library's Role in Patient Portal Implementation in an Urban, Academic Safety Net Healthcare System
6. Finding our way without a roadMAP: cultivating a UK-wide community of practice
7. Open collaboration: Bringing two library systems together to optimize library support for open access scholarship
8. Bringing the Evidence to the Table: Librarians Partner with Performance Improvement for High Quality, Safe, and Cost-Effective Patient Care
9. Building health advocacy skills in an inner city high school: Project SHARE"
10. "Helping patients understand research: Partnering with IRB’s on health literacy issues.” OR "Measuring impact for faculty promotion and tenure"
11. e-channel: Knowledge management collaboration with innovators
12. It takes a village: Operating an app bar within a hospital


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About the Author

Jean Shipman

Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Regional Medical Library and National Training Office; Director of Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation; and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, USA

Mary Joan Tooey

Mary Joan (MJ) Tooey, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library; Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

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