The MUSC Library program serves one of the few stand-alone academic health science centers in the country and the oldest medical school in the South. Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is comprised of 3 hospitals (totalling over 900 beds) and six colleges (medicine, dental medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and graduate studies). As South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences, MUSC engages in clinical, educational, and research activities statewide.
The MUSC Library program is designed to respond to the ever-changing environment of academic medicine, healthcare delivery, and biomedical research. As we design systems and build resource collections that can be delivered electronically on a point-of-use, just-in-time basis, we are reinventing library services and the way we work. Hallmarks of the library program are a flexible, adaptable team-oriented working environment where everyone is encouraged to take on new responsibilities, learn new skills, and contribute to positive change. The library liaison and EBM/EBP programs and community outreach offer opportunities to work collaboratively and develop collegial and professional relationships with diverse constituencies. The MUSC Library program is broad-based, including an informatics lab and computer classrooms, a learning commons initiative, the Center for Academic and Research Computing, the Public Information and Community Outreach program, and the Waring Historical Library and University Archives. The Library is committed to direct and continual contact with our clients, resulting in providing an expanded information environment. .