I totally agree with Fred.... I tell them: "...Your job is to help patients with their health, my job is to make your job easier....."

Cynthia David, M.L.S., M.P.S.
Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Catholic Medical Center
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Manchester, NH 03102-3770
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"When you deprive yourself of the opportunity to get more information, you eliminate the possibility of making a better ... decision." Brent Neiser

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Occasionally, I'll get someone in the library who has been searching 
Medline for ages and can't find a single citation. Even more occasionally, 
I'll do a quick search and come up with dozens of them. As the user gasps 
in amazement, I say some variation of "knowing how to do good searches is 
part of my job, just as patient care is part of your job." 

Fred King
Medical Librarian, Washington Hospital Center
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