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About Outreach Services

The Office of the Eastern AHEC Librarian/Outreach Services Department of the Laupus Library provides support and training for information systems and technology to primary care physicians, mid-level practitioners and health sciences students in community based teaching and practice sites within the 23-county Eastern AHEC region. Specific services include facilitating document delivery services and reference searches, database training, supporting computer hardware placed by Eastern AHEC, and assisting hospital and mental health facility libraries with collection management. Training and support for all health care and human services professionals throughout the region in the application of emerging information technologies, is available through customized, small group classes or one-on-one sessions. Classes and sessions can be provided onsite at community health agencies clinics, preceptor sites, hospitals, and teaching practices, or in-house at the Health Sciences Library. Remote access to databases is available to eligible health professionals through the Outreach Services Department, and through the state wide AHEC Digital Library.

This department also participates in community health fairs and similar events by staffing information displays that showcase services such as the AHEC Digital Library or our collection of healthcare related Spanish Language materials. The Spanish Language Collection can be temporarily set up onsite at healthcare institutions in the region, and items can be checked out of the collection through the Library.

Our mission is to support and complement the efforts of Eastern AHEC by connecting healthcare professionals and students with information that meets their needs, with emphasis placed on new technologies. The Eastern AHEC Librarian/Outreach Services Department is located in the Laupus Library.