Available Until 10/18/2024

LIS 6475 Health Sciences Librarianship*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Denise Shereff at dshereff@usf.edu . 

Online, synchronous LIS course for University of South Florida graduate students only. This course covers all aspects of health science librarianship, including administration, acquisition, organization, and use of information resources for persons in the health fields such as physicians, medical students, nursing students, allied health personnel and students, and researchers. In this course, we will address basic functions of librarianship, including management and administration, public services, and technical services—within the health care context as well as issues unique to health librarianship like health literacy, consumer health, and biomedical informatics.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the health sciences and health care environment and the policies, issues, and trends that impact that environment.
2. Know and understand the application of leadership, finance, communication, and management theory and techniques.
3. Understand the principles and practices related to providing information services to meet users' needs.
4. Have the ability to manage health information resources in a broad range of formats.
5. Understand and use technology and systems to manage all forms of information.
6. Understand curricular design and instruction and have the ability to teach ways to access, organize, and use information.
7. Understand scientific research methods and have the ability to critically examine and filter research literature from many related disciplines.


Course offered aynchronously, August 21 - December 7, 2023.

MLA CE credits: 24