Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library: A Handbook




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Health sciences libraries serving universities and medical facilities have long used technology to provide library services, but COVID-19 presented libraries with unique challenges. Libraries shut their doors and adapted to conducting reference, instruction, and outreach, remotely. For some libraries described in Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library: a Handbook, those services had been done in the library; for others, the library had considered adding virtual services. For those libraries that have not made the jump, this text presents strategies to which all health sciences libraries would find a useful reference. Given its practical strategies and engaging text, this reviewer finds Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library: a Handbook to be an inspiring and a highly recommended reference for health sciences libraries. 

Author Biography

Barbara M. Pope, Leonard H. Axe Library Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS

Barbara M. Pope is the Periodicals/Reference Librarian at Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. Professor Pope manages the periodicals collection in all formats, databases, LibGuides, as well as being a liaison to the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and the Biology Department. While she has worked at PSU for 14 years, she has been a professional librarian for 22 years.






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