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2.  University of Tennessee Postgraduate Training Program for Science Librarians: A Six-Year Review 
The interview and questionnaire responses of twenty-five graduate trainees, fifteen scientist advisors, and present employers are incorporated in this six-year review of the Postgraduate Training Program for Science Librarians at the University of Tennessee Medical Units. The program was supported by the National Library of Medicine.
PMCID: PMC198717  PMID: 4800292
3.  Library Weeds 
Weeding is essential to the efficient operation of medical libraries and should be conducted in spite of certain barriers that exist. The mechanics of weeding are simple, and the criteria are widely known. A questionnaire survey of ninety-four medical school libraries reveals that weeding is most often shared by professional staff members, that weeding is done primarily when space is needed, and that librarians when weeding do not as a rule seek the advice or assistance of users or the Library Committee.
PMCID: PMC197653  PMID: 5128703
4.  Are Inventories Justified? 
Medical librarians do conduct inventories of their collections. A questionnaire mailed to ninety-two medical school libraries in March 1970 and returned by seventy-four reveals that an average two inventories per library have been conducted during the past ten years with only ten libraries reporting that no inventory had ever been conducted. The average time per inventory was thirty days. Only eleven medical librarians stated they planned never to conduct another inventory.
The article suggests full inventories of medical library collections of 100,000 volumes or less can be justified but questions the wisdom of full inventories of collections of more than 100,000 volumes.
PMCID: PMC197539  PMID: 5542916
5.  Planning New Medical Library Buildings: an Annotated Checklist with Selected References 
Special attention is paid to several planning essentials for new medical library buildings. These should be covered in the program of requirements that appears as item six on the checklist. The checklist assumes that the decision to build a new medical library has been made and that monies have been allocated for that purpose. References pertaining to the checklist items are provided along with a suggested timetable for achieving each, based on the author's own experiences.
PMCID: PMC200866  PMID: 5823509
6.  What Happens to Medical Library Interns? 
Results are reported of a questionnaire survey on medical library interns who had participated in MLA-approved internship programs. Forty of forty-five interns to whom the questionnaire was sent responded.
PMCID: PMC199119  PMID: 6055864
8.  Medical Library Internship at NIH 
The internship program for medical librarians sponsored by the National Institutes of Health was begun in 1964 and was approved by the Medical Library Association. The program ensures a “planned and balanced development of...capabilities,” and “an intensified, systematic, and broad working knowledge and understanding of all phases of librarianship.” An outline of the program is provided.
PMCID: PMC199052  PMID: 6041832
10.  President's Page 
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PMCID: PMC198307  PMID: 16017383
11.  Twenty-five Years of Translating Service at NIH 
The growth of the Translating Unit of the National Institutes of Health Library, founded in 1938, was slow until 1950, when seventeen translators and clerical assistants comprised its staff. Today eleven staff members translate, type, and distribute translations from eighteen European languages. Contract service is arranged for those languages for which the Unit has little or no competency. Three recent innovations have improved the translating service: (1) production standards, (2) fee for service, and (3) microfilmed translations. A monthly bulletin, Recent Translations, a Selected List, includes those articles translated by the Translating Unit of the NIH Library. An author index to all translations cited in the Selected List is now available upon request.
PMCID: PMC198298  PMID: 14306030
14.  DEATH TO LIBRARIANSHIP 
PMCID: PMC197983  PMID: 16017292
15.  SUPPORT MLA 
PMCID: PMC197868  PMID: 16017255

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