VALA2008 Session 7 Harrison

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDelivering the evidence to the client

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Health Information
Wednesday 6 February 2008 14:35 – 15:05
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Terence Harrison

Clinical Librarian, Royal Melbourne Hospital

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This paper describes the evolution of the new Clinical Librarian role at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and how a website – ‘Evidence Direct’ – became central to that development. The facilities offered on the Evidence Direct website include asynchronous and synchronous communications, live access to Clinical Librarians worldwide, e-learning modules, access to an e-repository, blogs, wikis, and daily news (including RSS feeds), etc. The paper also goes on to describe how the Clinical Librarian role can have an impact upon the wider clinical governance scenario, contributing to the development of institution-wide guidelines and, in the case of RMH, to a new, major event – Evidence Week.