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The librarians support the teaching,
research and clinical needs of faculty,
plus assist students with how best to
search and pull together information for
coursework and research projects.
“Librarianship is about making the
lives of students, faculty and staff
easier by building better relationships
and learning what they need from
the library,” says Stephanie Schulte,
associate professor and head of HSL
Research and Education Services.
Schulte also serves as the liaison
librarian for the College of Medicine.
“Science, clinical practice, education
and research today are team efforts,
and librarians are often invited to work
with the teams as the information
experts,” says Kerry Dhakal, liaison
librarian to the College of Nursing
and the clinical nursing areas of
The James Cancer Hospital and the
“We can be an asset to the team. For
example, wherever someone is in
the cycle of their research or project,
I feel confident I can help them find
information, resources and people to
accomplish their goals.”
A REGIONAL AND NATIONAL
Outreach and engagement is also an
important part of HSL’s work. “We invite
the general public to use the library
and we assist other public librarians,”
says Lynda Hartel, associate professor
and associate director of knowledge
integration for the HSL.
Building upon a strong legacy of
outreach to the community, the
Health Sciences Library was selected
as a National Library of Medicine-designated outreach library. The Health
Sciences Library is one of two such
libraries in Ohio and one of 15 in the
Greater Midwest Region.
She adds that HSL uses the OhioLINK
system if needed, to help quickly find
additional resources for students, faculty
and staff from libraries across Ohio.
Learn more about how the Health
Sciences Library helps Ohio State
remain a leader nationally in medicine
and the health sciences: hsl.osu.edu.
The Health Sciences Library offers a vast range of electronic collections including e-journals and
e-books available via tablets and other mobile devices.