I think the term most people would now use in the UK for the role you
describe is "clinical librarian".
I put the phrase in Google - and the first of 613 hits was:
which you might find helpful,
At 10/03/2005, Rob Mullen wrote:
>An overwhelmed beginner needs your help. I have the responsibility of
>establishing an information infrastructure (and I'm just guessing at that
>term) within our professional society to aid our members in practicing
>EBP. I'm afraid that I don't even know what it is that I don't know.
>I'm in the process of creating a staff position to take the lead on this,
>but I'm not sure what to call it, where to look for qualified candidates,
>or even how to recognize a qualified candidate. This person would be
>responsible for doing literature searches in support of our in-house
>systematic reviews, providing technical assistance to our members doing
>their own literature searches, developing and maintaining a clinical
>trials registry specific to our field, creating and maintaining web-based
>tools to support our members on these issues, and lending some sort of
>organization to the information resources that we have and will continue
>Is this a "knowledge manager"? A librarian? A health informatics
>specialist? Are there specializations for which I should be looking more
>specifically than health informatics, or medical librarian, or... ?
>Can anyone direct me to resources or groups that could help me get started?
>Thanks in advance for your help!
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