What is a medical librarian?
Medical librarians are librarians who have training in searching trusted medical databases and websites to find information on:
- Supplements and herbs
- Therapy and treatment options
Medical librarians typically have a degree in library science and work for hospitals and medical schools.
What type of information can a medical librarian provide?
At Children’s Health, our medical librarians are here to help you navigate the overwhelming amount of information by checking on accuracy, writers’ authority, bias and whether the information is up to date. They can also help you research specific health topics and sources of information on the health and wellness of your child and family.
These are some of the things they can help you with:
- Newly diagnosed conditions
- Procedures and treatments
- Nutrition and dietary information
- Clinical trials
In addition to the childrens.com and our Health and Wellness Library, you can trust these websites. Feel free to stop by the library or email the Family Resource Libraries. Please review our library disclaimer.
Meet the Team
Kelly Ihejiawu is the director of the Family Resource Library at Children's Health.
Lauren Dehdari, MLS, MS is a medical librarian at Children's Medical Center Plano.
Carol Miller, MLS, MA is a medical librarian at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
Amy Six-Means, MLIS is a medical librarian at Children's Medical Center Dallas.