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Chapter programs and partnerships with medical library associations or health sciences librarians may be looming on the horizon in several states. Much of the impetus is coming from the public's increasing appetite for health information, some of which is becoming more readily available through online and print resources at libraries.
South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) Past-president Jane Larson recounted the activities of SDLA's Health Sciences Section, which include presenting sessions at each year's annual conference and involvement in the Children's Medical Library (CML), an online and print resource that provides health information to parents and others who care for children. Located in the Ronning Branch of the Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls, CML is staffed by volunteer professional medical librarians nearly 40 hours per week during the school year.
This November, SDLA's Friends of the Health Sciences Libraries will present its second annual award to the Children's …