Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2006

Abstract

To date, a relatively small number of studies have examined the information needs and behaviors of public health practitioners, with most of the research funded by recent National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) initiatives [14]. One segment of the public health workforce whose information needs have not yet been examined is faculty members in schools of public health. Public health faculty are the teachers and mentors of many future public health practitioners and therefore have an opportunity to shape where and how the public health workforce seeks information. The results of this research will be used to modify or develop outreach efforts to faculty in a school of public health. This research study attempted to answer three questions:

  • What are the current information-seeking behaviors of the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH)?
  • What are their perceived barriers to obtaining information?
  • What are their preferences for additional library services?

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Original citation:

Wallis, L. C. (2006). Information-seeking behavior of faculty in one school of public health. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94(4), 442-446.

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Publication Title

Journal of the Medical Library Association

Volume Number

94

Issue Number

4

First Page

442

Last Page

446

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