We had a lively presentation on The health sciences informationist in context: implementation, challenges and success in diverse settings by Anne Seymour (USA). An informationist is someone who develops the skills that allow her to be part of a clinical research or an education team. Such specialised skills and background enables you to participate at the interface between information and research/ practice; and can be in areas such as (but not limited to) a familiarity and understanding of medical terminology, research methodology, expert teaching skills, biostatistics or grant proposal writing. Perhaps we are all at heart informationists though we may call ourselves by different titles.
Jean Shaw, Phi