The challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in India

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105105
Title:
The challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in India
Author:
Ghosh, Maitrayee; Bhatt, Jay
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
The challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in India 2006, :517-525
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105105
Submitted date:
2007-05-26
Abstract:
The nature of work for librarians/information professionals is undergoing a profound transformation, due to the arrival of deadly diseases like AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and the change in information needs of the local community. This change necessitates much more professional expertise, updated knowledge, critical thinking and involvement in developing effective AIDS literacy programs. Information professionals serving in different libraries or potential information dissemination centers can provide dedicated services to society by helping to access AIDS information not only in urban settings but also in rural environments. This paper outlines strategies for effective collaboration in the context of AIDS literacy promotion efforts. It identifies a number of obstacles in the process of empowering the community and suitable measures essential for success.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Reference Services; Medical Libraries; Information Seeking Behaviors
Local subject classification:
AIDS literacy; AIDS information; medical information

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Maitrayeeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBhatt, Jayen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-26T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:28Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-26en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in India 2006, :517-525en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105105-
dc.description.abstractThe nature of work for librarians/information professionals is undergoing a profound transformation, due to the arrival of deadly diseases like AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and the change in information needs of the local community. This change necessitates much more professional expertise, updated knowledge, critical thinking and involvement in developing effective AIDS literacy programs. Information professionals serving in different libraries or potential information dissemination centers can provide dedicated services to society by helping to access AIDS information not only in urban settings but also in rural environments. This paper outlines strategies for effective collaboration in the context of AIDS literacy promotion efforts. It identifies a number of obstacles in the process of empowering the community and suitable measures essential for success.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectReference Servicesen_US
dc.subjectMedical Librariesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subject.otherAIDS literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherAIDS informationen_US
dc.subject.othermedical informationen_US
dc.titleThe challenging and critical role of information professionals in combating AIDS in Indiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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