Medical Library, Tripler Army Medical Center

Medical Library, MCHK-HE-ML 1, Jarrett White Rd., Tripler AMC, Honolulu, HI, 96859

Internship Description

At the present time, the Medical Library at Tripler is supporting two active Clinical Librarianships (2 librarians attend 2 morning reports every week in 2 residency training programs; as clinical questions arise, the medical literature is consulted, & the librarians present their search results). The internship would temporarily expand the service to Pediatrics and would also help us collect data on the effectiveness of these programs.

Library/Collection Description

The Medical Library at Tripler Army Medical Center serves the information needs of the clinical, nursing and administrative staff of Tripler as well other Dept of Defense medical facilities at Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Japan and Korea. Tripler is a teaching hospital with over 14 clinical and nursing training programs. The Medical Library is 10K square feet in size, with a collection of 8,000 books, 400 print journal subscriptions, 30,000 bound journal volumes and access to over 4,000 electronic journals. Staff includes 4 librarians & 2 library technicians.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 663 Database Searching

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in Medical Librarianship and the Medical Education process.

Weekly Schedule

Ten hours per week; will depend on the morning report schedule in the Pediatrics program and on the intern’s class schedule.

Goals and Outcomes

We expect the student to contribute to the Medical Library by attending morning report in Pediatrics for the semester. This will raise awareness among the Pediatrics residents and attending physicians about Medical Library resources, services and the expertise of the librarians. We also expect the student to contribute to the Medical Library’s effort to determine the effectiveness of the Clinical Librarianship program by researching the literature, discussing ideas with the other librarians and proposing, planning or participating in surveys or other research methods.

Evaluation Methods

Evaluation will be ongoing. Librarians get together after every morning report to discuss possible clinical questions and the Medical Library’s response. Database choices and search strategies will be evaluated for appropriateness. Any clinical question formulations and response pages will be evaluated for clarity and timeliness.

Evaluation Schedule

Ongoing, every week. The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Mabel Trafford
(808) 433-4534
Last Updated: 2015June26