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Medical Librarians spend their time finding and organizing health information, assisting patrons, selecting and purchasing books from publishers, cataloguing new material, compiling bibliographies, maintaining databases, planning, managing and budgeting for programs, managing collections, facilities, and staff, publicizing library services, developing and designing digital access and content and evaluating advanced information technologies.
Medical librarians work in a variety of settings: hospitals, academic medical centers, and clinics; consumer health libraries; research centers and foundations; industries such as biotechnology, insurance, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, and publishing; federal, state, and local government agencies.
According to the Health Career Center, a division of the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA), the employment of medical librarians will increase between three and nine percent in the next decade. Those individuals who have an understanding of computerized library systems will have the advantage when seeking jobs in the profession.
A Master of library science degree from an American Library Association-accredited school is required.
Licensure is not needed in Connecticut.
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601-7246
Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians