PEACOCK, D., WALTON, G. and BOOTH, A., 2004. The role of library and information services in supporting learning. IN: Walton, G. and Booth, A. (eds). Exploiting knowledge in health services. London : Facet Publishing, pp. 147 - 169
Healthcare LIS professionals have always supported students and those undertaking
continuing professional development. Increasingly, they support statutory periodic
refreshment and form collaborative partnerships with public and academic libraries. This
chapter explores changes impacting on libraries as they evolve to accommodate emerging
learning needs. It discusses problem-based learning, enquiry-based learning and 'clinical
placements' before outlining a case study that typifies such changes. It concludes with the
implications of these developments for the role of healthcare librarians.
This is the author’s final version of a book chapter accepted for publication by Facet Publishing (www.facetpublishing.co.uk).