Washington University School of Medicine


Given the rapidly changing landscape of clinical medicine in the genomic age, it is  imperative that libraries understand the evolving information needs of the clinical community to continue to successfully meet those requirements. Toward this end, a library-based model for supporting the diverse groups impacted by genomic medicine will be developed.

It is anticipated that the results of the survey and the focus groups will allow development of strategies and materials which are oriented to the “information consumer”, including the development of:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • handout materials
  • instruction guidelines
  • support materials

These materials will be deposited into the Medical Library Association’s CORE Toolbox so that all members may have access to the content and begin to offer effective information support in this critical area- regardless of their background or subject expertise.