The Health on the Shelf Report was commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council to examine the health and wellbeing officer available in Scotland's public libraries.
The research was carried out by Dr Alyson Tyler who investigated health related activity taking place throughout Scotland.
Dr Tyler conducted an extensive literature review as well as stakeholder interviews as part of the research. She also examined the importance of the library as a trusted place, the views of the public and the financial benefits of library use.
The report highlights best practice throughout the country and makes recommendations for the future. It also includes a comprehensive A-Z list of what is available across Scotland.
Health on the Shelf aims to equip library services to better demonstrate the valuable role they play in helping the public manage their own health.
The Health on the Shelf Executive Summary provides an overview of the main areas covered in the full report and acts as a quick reference guide for librarians and library staff.
The document includes an Executive Summary of the health and wellbeing services available in Scottish public libraries, an A to Z of health and wellbeing services in libraries, recommendations, a conclusion and a glossary of terms.
The Health on the Shelf report aims to equip library services to better demonstrate the valuable role they play in helping the public manage their own health.
This poster shows an A - Z of health and wellbeing services available in Scottish public library services.
It can be used by Scottish Public Library Services as a way of showing the valuable health and wellbeing services they provide.