Day in, day out, providing the very best resources and services that benefit our users – students, faculty, healthcare providers, patients and the general public – is at the core of what the UNC Health Sciences (HSL) does. Whether it's providing access to information no matter where it’s housed, maintaining existing or implementing new services, or taking advantage of the benefits of new technology, the HSL’s focus is on helping our users succeed.
We serve the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, the 720-bed University Hospitals, and coordinate library services to the NC Area Health Education Centers. We ensure access to library resources and services regardless of time or location by planning with schools, particularly as they respond to the University’s call to reach out regionally and globally to find solutions to the greatest problems of our time. Consequently, our library is often cited as a strength by reaccreditation teams evaluating our constituent institutions.
Our librarians assigned to each departments we serve as part of our liaison program:
- Partner in grant preparation and systematic reviews of the literature
- Assist with information location, evaluation, organization, and presentation
- Integrate information competency instruction into courses, curriculum, and continuing education
- Develop tools for staying up to date with the research in users fields
- Provide information about copyright and changing publication practices
- Orient new faculty and staff to library resources and services
- Send alerts about new information tools, library services and programs
- Communicate users’ needs for resources and services to the library