A best practices blog for B2B healthcare communicators The role of healthcare PR agencies By Brad Dodge on January 15th, Public Relations From pharmaceutical and medical device companies to hospitals and health plans, healthcare remains one of the hottest, fastest-growing industries to invest in. In the dynamic, competitive and highly regulated world of healthcare, companies need public relations —or PR—to help them understand where their brand needs to be and how to get there, whether that be steady growth, entry into a new sector, near-term funding to bring innovations to market, exit or public offering.
Cheerful face Customers see and hear variety of cues that tell them if the reference librarian is genuinely interested in their queries or not. It is hard to hide disinterest or boredom. The reference librarian must be a good listener.
Active listening is a skill that can be learned and sharpened. As the intermediary between the users and the library, it requires that the reference librarian should focused attention on the user regardless of the circumstances.
Good listening skills will help the reference librarian to perform his or her public relations function well. Putting the user at ease and good listening are preconditions for reference service. Still, being able to ask the right question in the right manner makes all the difference in the world of reference service.
To understand the needs of users, you must ask a question about the situation that generated it.
Users may not wish to reveal the situation because of privacy and loss of face issues. In few cases, users may reveal more than the professional wishes to hear.
To understand the need, you must understand how the client is going to use the information sought. Again privacy issues can be a concern. The skillful questioner will be able to establish rapport and ask questions in a natural and non —threatening way.
To help the client, you must know what she or he has already done prior search history this question needs to be handled in such a way that the user does not lose face or feels inadequate. Without some skill by the reference librarian, this type of question can be seen as a put down by the user.
It demonstrates to the user that the reference librarian is focused and paying attention. Competence is another professional variable that affect job performance of the reference librarian. The successful reference professional is familiar with a broad range of reference sources in different formats.
His or her knowledge of local and some distant collections is substantial. He or she has an active current awareness program to keep up with new resources. In addition to his or her general knowledge, he or she is more familiar with some subject areas likely to interest the university community members.
The reference librarian is able to match resources to queries and knows how to use these resources effectively. Competence also includes his or her knowledge of the reference interview and an ability to discover what information is needed. The environment where the interaction occurs plays a substantial role in success.
A friendly and attractive environment will attract users and more questions. A dark and unfriendly environment may limit use to the hard core user. Also, a logical, highly visible arrangement should make it easy to find help and particular items in collections.
Service points should be well marked and highly visible. The reference librarian can help to bring awareness of the library stocks and services by employing service tools and making use of them effectively.
Such tools as current awareness services, selective dissemination of information or exhibitions have a very important aspect to play in public relations activities of the reference librarian. Through exhibitions, library services and programmes can be given publicity.
The reference librarian must be engaged in exhibitions which can be used to publicize library stocks. The reference librarian must create an awareness forum, such as an orientation week, education programme for old and new users.The Role of Public Relations Departments in Health Information Dissemination in Hospitals: Toward A Successful Health Care Delivery System in Oman.
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