Current Situation and Countermeasure of Health Information Service in the Library of Medical Colleges
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There is an increasing demand for public health information service in China where public health literacy is generally low. Therefore, to improve the public health literacy, medical college libraries should seize the opportunity to sufficiently provide health information, serving the public. By analysis of the current situation of health information providing service in libraries at home and abroad, this paper discusses the measures that are taken by medical college libraries to provide public health information service. Firstly, the health information socialization services of 100 medical college libraries were investigated taking the following into consideration: concentration, open mechanism, service items, required materials, reader types and charging situation, of which the current situation is analyzed, and some measures are put forward to improve the level of health information socialization service in libraries, such as renewing service philosophy, innovating service and standardizing management.
Medical Colleges; Libraries; Social Services; Current Situation