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Enabling, empowering, inspiring: research and mentorship through the years

By Sherrilynne S. Fuller

Abstract

The interrelationship between research and mentorship in an association such as the Medical Library Association (MLA) is revealed through the contributions of individuals and significant association activities in support of research. Research is vital to the well-being and ultimate survival of health sciences librarianship and is not an ivory tower academic activity. Mentorship plays a critical role in setting a standard and model for those individuals who want to be involved in research and, ultimately, for the preparation of the next generation of health sciences librarians. Research and mentorship are discussed in the context of personal experiences, scholarship, and problem solving in a practice environment. Through research and mentorship, we are enabled to enhance our services and programs, empowered to look beyond our own operations for information puzzles to be solved, and inspired to serve society by improving health

Topics: Articles
Publisher: Medical Library Association
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:35192
Provided by: PubMed Central
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