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Clinical Librarian

Clinical Librarian Group

Shortly the STandS and Clinical Librarian groups are being merged to create the SWIMS Searchers and Trainers Forum. Information about this group will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Updated: 31 August 2022


Purpose of the clinical librarian group:

  • To share ideas and good practice; to coordinate and create regional standards that enable consistent, high quality services are delivered.
  • To give support and mentor those new to the CL role in the South if appropriate.

Previous Chairs and Vice Chairs

Chair April 2020 - March 2021

Hannah Wood, Librarian

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

Vice-chair April 2020-March 2021

Sarah Rudd, Clinical Librarian
North Bristol Trust

Chair April 2019 - March 2020

Noureddine Kenssous, Clinical Outreach Librarian

Vice-chair April 2019-March 2020

Hannah Wood, Librarian and Clinical Outreach Librarian
Weston-Super-Mare and North Bristol

Chair 2018- March 2019

Jessica Pawley, Librarian
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton


Clinical Librarian Papers


CPD Opportunities

  • Shadowing
  • Mentoring
  • Visits

See the regional CPD page

Link to K4H Blog:
Clinical and Outreach Learning Zone




DANIELS, K. & LAWSON, E. 2019. Enhancing Clinical Librarian Work Processes and Communicating Service Impact with REDCap and Data Visualization. Med Ref Serv Q, 38, 187-196.

GIBBONS, P. & WERNER, D. A. 2019. Embedded Clinical Librarianship: Bringing Medical Reference Services Bedside. Public Services Quarterly, 15, 169-175.

ZARE–FARASHBANDI, E., RAHIMI, A., ADIBI, P. & ZARE–FARASHBANDI, F. 2019. Involving Clinical Librarians in Clinical Settings: Skills, Roles, Advantages and Barriers. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 19, 144-155.


BLAKE, L., YANG, F. M., BRANDON, H., WILSON, B. & PAGE, R. 2018. A Clinical Librarian Embedded in Medical Education: Patient-Centered Encounters for Preclinical Medical Students. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 37, 19-30.

BRIAN, R., ORLOV, N., WERNER, D., MARTIN, S. K., ARORA, V. M. & ALKUREISHI, M. 2018. Evaluating the impact of clinical librarians on clinical questions during inpatient rounds. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106, 175-183.

CHU, F. & BALL, A. L. 2018. Using Quality Improvement Tools to Redefine a Clinical Librarianship Program: A Case Study. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 18, 31-37.


HERRMANN, L. E., WINER, J. C., KERN, J., KELLER, S. & PAVULURI, P. 2017. Integrating a Clinical Librarian to Increase Trainee Application of Evidence-Based Medicine on Patient Family-Centered Rounds. Academic Pediatrics, 17, 339-341.

LAERA, E. 2017. Is There an App for That? Are Medical Apps Helpful to Clinical Librarians? Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 17, 339-348.