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posted on 22.11.2019, 16:14 authored by Jesse Waters

The Skillset of a Health Science Library Assistant` highlights the core skills required from a library assistant, and those which are developed over time while working at the service desk of a health science library. From my own experience, I have identified three categories of skills that a library assistant should possess. First are the skills necessary before you enter the role, such as communication and research skills. Second are the skills which are realised when one becomes comfortable in their individual library, including knowledge of customer needs and library resources. Third are those which develop with experience in ones library, including specific subject knowledge such as health and medicine.



Poster presented at 2016 Health Science Library Group conference and created using online graphic design software Canva.

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Waters, J. The Skillset of a Health Science Library Assistant. Poster presented at the Health Sciences Library Group Annual Conference; 2016 May 12; Dublin.

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