A number of factors underscore the need for continuing education of medical librarians: insufficient grounding of such personnel in a given subject area, library science curricula that are insufficiently professional, rapid changes in the macro environment affecting our lives, and constant advances in information technology. This article introduces the efforts made by medical library communities in the US and UK toward continuing education. It seeks to stimulate productive examination of this topic by raising several topics that are worthy of discussion and expounding the responsibilities of continuing education of medical librarians. This article aims to provide an opportunity for ROC medical librarians to reassess their knowledge and skills. It can also serve as a reference for curriculum design and continuing education course content being planned by ROC library and information science schools as well as library associations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Continuing Education of Medical Librarians|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|