Laurel Egan from St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana, shares her thoughts on medical librarians as a resource in our last entry in the contest to recognize National Medical Librarians Month. Winners will be announced soon!
Medical Librarians: Your Ultimate Search Engine.
Definition: A search engine is a web site that collects and organizes content from all over the internet. Those wishing to locate something would enter a query about what they’d like to find and the engine provides links to content that matches what they want. http://realestate.about.com/od/sv/g/defsearcheng.htm. In other words, we as medical librarians locate, collect, and organize in order to provide needed information for our patrons. The statement that medical librarians are the best resource when searching for health information goes beyond the usual perception that we can obtain or retrieve information. It also applies to the expanding role of creating vessels that assist in organizing and assembling information to create better access for our patrons. (more…)