Guus van den Brekel
Medical Information Specialist, Coordinator Electronic Services, Central Medical Library, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands
Guus van den Brekel is a Medical Information Specialist as well as IT coordinator at the Central Medical Library of a large academic teaching hospital, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) He is responsible for Library Services Development and Innovation.
Developing and delivering library services in the users workflow is his main focus. In workshops and presentations he delivers a strong plea for a focus-shift for librarians, a focus on the environments "where the users are", instead of expecting them to come to the library.
The promotion of scientific output of the Academic Hospital is one of his latest project. The "Infectious Library" The Web, Research, Virtual and Social Networks in Health and Medicine. is the motto on his personal blog called DIGICMB http://digicmb.blogspot.com